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San Diego County Credit Union supports San Diego's only pediatric hospital with special in-branch fundraiser

SDCCU is sponsoring two special events benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

9/19/2014 12:00 a.m.

SDCCU is supporting Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego as a sponsor of two special events benefiting the hospital. SDCCU’s support includes a special, six-week fundraising campaign at every SDCCU branch throughout Southern California.

SDCCU will collect donations for the hospital by selling special paper sailboats at every SDCCU branch during each week leading up to the Rady Children’s Walk at SeaWorld® on Sunday, Oct. 26. SDCCU has been the presenting sponsor of this event, which is expected to draw more than 4,000 walkers, since its inception in 2007. Since the inaugural walk at SeaWorld eight years ago, more than $1.4 million has been raised for Rady Children’s.
 
The walk is along a one- or three-mile course that begins at the Rose Marie Starns South Shores Park on Mission Bay. The bayside park is located on South Shores Road, just east of SeaWorld San Diego. The route will include a portion of the aquatic theme park. All participants will receive a t-shirt, free admission to post-walk festivities, including games, entertainment, food and fun, plus a 50 percent discount admission coupon to return to SeaWorld San Diego after the walk. Every dollar raised will benefit Rady Children’s.
 
In addition to the walk, SDCCU will also serve as a premier sponsor of the 25th annual U-T Kids’ NewsDay, a fundraiser featuring volunteers selling special editions of the newspaper with the proceeds benefiting the hospital. This year’s Kids’ NewsDay on Tuesday, Oct. 21, is expected to draw about 2,000 volunteers, including school children, firefighters and many local celebrities from professional sports and the news media. The volunteers—wearing bright yellow aprons—fan across San Diego County at street corners and coffee shops, selling the special edition of the newspaper. The special edition papers, highlighting the advances being made and patient lives being changed, will also be sold in SDCCU branch locations.
 
“We are proud to support Rady Children’s, San Diego’s only hospital dedicated solely to pediatric care,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck. “We invite the community to join Team SDCCU in support of these special events. Together, we can make a real difference in the life of critically ill children whom we may never meet but whose lives have been saved through our support of the hospital.”
 
For more information on SDCCU’s support for Rady Children’s, visit sdccu.com/rady.
 
About Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego:
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a 520-bed pediatric care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, Southern Riverside and Imperial counties. Rady Children’s is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and is the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center. In June 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rady Children’s among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in all ten pediatric specialties the magazine surveyed.  For more information, visit rchsd.org.
 
San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $6.6 billion, over 272,000 customers, more than 30 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU Mobile Deposit, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.
 

San Diego County Credit Union® was founded on the principle that people come first and profits second. This forward-thinking approach in the banking industry has propelled SDCCU® to become San Diego’s BEST Credit Union and largest locally-owned financial institution. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU serves customers nationwide with 30,000 surcharge-FREE CO-OP ATMs and 43 branch locations in San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. Open an account today.

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