CommonWealth One supports Cherry Blossom Run, Children’s Miracle Network

ALEXANDRIA, VA (March 28, 2016) — CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union members are invited to team up with us in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at the 40th running of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run in Washington, DC.

This year’s event is Sunday, April 3. CommonWealth One employees volunteer and participate at this event each year, and invite our members to join us!

“We are committed to the communities we serve and this is one of the many ways we demonstrate our support,” says Charlotte Cash, President/CEO of CommonWealth One.  “Every year, we work with other Credit Unions nationwide to raise funds for children in our area.  The funds we raise go directly to care for children at Children’s National Medical Center, here in Washington, DC.”

“The commitment to be active participants in our communities’ success highlights a distinction that separates credit unions from other financial institutions,” she added.  Our members are proud that CommonWealth One sponsors this national event, she noted.

The Credit Union Cherry Blossom is a 5K or 10 mile run. Children may participate in a ½ mile kids fun run, as well. The course passes by several major national monuments. For more information about the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and related events, please visit

About the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile

The Credit Union Cherry Blossom is known as “The Runner’s Rite of Spring®.” The staging area for the event is on the Washington Monument Grounds and the course passes in sight of all of the major Washington, DC Memorials. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a consortium of 170 premier children’s hospitals across the United States. About one-third of the funds raised support Washington, DC’s own Children’s National Medical Center (“Children’s Hospital”). The event also funds two $5,000 Road Runners Club of America “Roads Scholar” grants designed to support up-and-coming U.S. distance running talent.

Credit Union Miracle Day, Inc., a consortium of credit unions and credit union suppliers, is the title sponsor of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K Run-Walk.


About CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union

Since 1944, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Alexandria, VA, has grown to become one of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia’s top credit unions. CommonWealth ONE is a full-service, member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to being its members’ lifetime financial partner. CommonWealth One has branches in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, VA, and Harrisonburg, VA (including at James Madison University).


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