Credit Union ONE walks for life
FERNDALE, MI (July 31, 2015) —
Credit Union ONE (CUONE) was a proud sponsor of the 18th Annual Gift of Life Walk/Run benefiting the Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP). The event, which included a 5K and 10K race as well as a 5K walk, was held at Belle Isle State Park on July 25, 2015.
For the third consecutive year, CUONE employees and their friends and families participated in the event and joined MOTTEP in celebrating those who have given the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.
“The Life Walk is such an inspiration. It’s both heart-warming and humbling to hear the experiences of so many people who have been affected by an organ or tissue donation,” said John Kozich, Vice President of Community Relations for CUONE. “Our credit union is honored to support MOTTEP and their great cause.”
MOTTEP works year-round within communities to create awareness, promote education, and encourage individuals to consider becoming an organ donor. The organization places a special emphasis on education in minority communities where there is traditionally lower donor participation.
MOTTEP’s Gift of Life Walk/Run is Michigan’s largest event promoting organ and tissue donation. This year’s event raised more than $75,000 and brought together a diverse group of attendees, incuding organ donors’ families, transplant recipients, medical professionals, politicians, corporate partners, and other community members.
“The Life Walk/Run is an experience that brings all our transplant partners to the communities that we serve everyday to fulfill our mission,” said Remonia Chapman, Program Director of Gift of Life MOTTEP, “We’re working to maximize organ and tissue donation for transplantation through innovative programs and exceptional service. Gift of Life MOTTEP mobilizes our message…one step at a time.”
About Credit Union ONE
Credit Union ONE, headquartered in Ferndale Michigan for more than seventy-five years, offers a wide array of financial services and access to over 30,000 ATMs nationwide, serving 120,000 members, with twenty offices in three major metropolitan areas, including Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. For more information go to cuone.org or "like us" on Facebook.