WESTconsin Credit Union Is Going Casual for Kids

Posted: September 1, 2016

During the month of September, WESTconsin Credit Union is going casual for kids in support of its local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals—Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and Gundersen Health System! For a $5 donation per day, employees may wear jeans to work on September 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. This is the second year WESTconsin is participating in the Miracle Jeans Day Campaign. Members are invited to show their support of CMN Hospitals by purchasing varying sizes of paper icons for $1, $3 or $5 at their local WESTconsin office, where the icons will be proudly displayed. WESTconsin’s goal is to raise $10,000 for CMN Hospitals.

There are more than 170 CMN Hospitals throughout the United States and Canada that all share the same mission—to treat the whole child and provide care regardless of the family's ability to pay. Every charitable donation received directly assists children and their families, and supports pediatric programs, state-of-the-art medical equipment and services that help kids battle diseases and injuries of every kind.

At Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, MN—one of two CMN Hospitals WESTconsin supports within its field of membership—funds are used for state-of-the-art treatments and vital services for kids with the most complex needs in pediatric medicine. It also funds care for patients who are uninsured or under-insured, ensuring Gillette will never turn a child away because of a family’s inability to pay for treatment. In 2015, over 1,000 children from western Wisconsin received treatment from Gillette. For more information about Gillette, visit gillettechildrens.org.

CMN Hospitals at Gundersen Health System is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children living in the Tri-state Region regardless of where they receive their healthcare. Funds are additionally used to meet the individual healthcare needs of local children and their families. Supported items include transportation assistance, medical equipment, specialty camps and many more patient specific needs. In 2015, 96 families within WESTconsin’s field of membership were helped with more than $27,000 in funding from CMN Hospitals. An additional 5,074 individuals living throughout the Tri-state Region benefited from CMN Hospitals’ services and care. For more information about CMN Hospitals at Gundersen Health System, visit gundersenhealth.org/cmnhospitals.

Donate online at miraclejeansday.com/campaign/WESTconsinCU.

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