Genisys and McLaren Hospital: Keeping Kids Active & Healthy

AUBURN HILLS, MI (July 29, 2013)Genisys Credit Union, which provides services to anyone who lives or works in the Lower Peninsula, recently teamed up with McLaren Oakland Medical Center and McLaren Oakland Foundation to host a health fair.

“Genisys was happy to team up with McLaren Hospital and help Pontiac residents with this event,” said Jackie Buchanan, President/CEO.

Aimed at keeping kids active and healthy, McLaren Oakland Medical Center and McLaren Oakland Foundation worked with Genisys Credit Union to host an event that would give all children in Oakland County an opportunity to receive a free sports physical, regardless of insurance. The event took place just in time for the upcoming fall sports season.

“I’m really glad we decided to attend and take advantage of the free physicals.  We learned a lot,” said Lisa Black, Pontiac resident.

This is the 8th annual event for McLaren Oakland Children’s Health Services. More than 60 children received free physicals this year and over 150 people were in attendance. Backpacks filled with healthy snacks and school supplies were given to each student upon completion of their check-up. Star EMS was also on-site with an ambulance for children to tour.

“This event means a lot to me, especially because I grew up right around here in Pontiac,” said Dr. Tressa Gardner. “It’s important for us to provide this to kids that may not be able to come up with the money needed for a physical. Now they can play ball without these costs holding them back.”

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About Genisys Credit Union
Genisys Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution that has been committed to helping its members financially since 1936. Based out of Auburn Hills, MI, Genisys is one of the largest credit unions in Michigan, with over 138,000 members and 24 branch locations. Anyone who lives or works anywhere in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan can open an account at Genisys Credit Union. They are proud to be making a difference in their communities, and truly believe that Genisys is “where you come first!” Connect with Genisys on Facebook and Twitter by following “GenisysCU.” For convenient access to your account, download the Genisys iPhone App in the iTunes Store and Android App in the Google Play Store. For more information or a calendar of events, visit Genisys online at

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