FORT WORTH, Texas, April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Enjoy the best views in Fort Worth and raise money for important causes with the EECU Mayfest Run on Saturday, April 30. EECU Credit Union, the event sponsor, and its partner companies are raising funds for patients like six-year-old Mattingly and 11-year-old Alex and thousands of other patients at Cook Children's Medical Center.
The EECU Mayfest run on April 30 will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a 1 mile fun run, followed by the USATF certified 10K and 5K runs. The awards ceremony is slated for 9 a.m. on the Riverbank Area inside the Mayfest festival grounds along Trinity River.
With EECU being the title sponsor, this year's Mayfest Run will raise awareness and much-needed funds for Cook Children's in Fort Worth. EECU is pairing five Mayfest runners with five Cook Children's patients, to allow the participating children to "cross the finish line" alongside the Mayfest runners. Thanks to their support and encouragement, what could be a difficult task of participating in this race can become, instead, a moment they will never forget.
Participating in this patient-partner program at the EECU Mayfest run will be:
- Tim Burch, EECU Chief Information Officer
- Barry Church, starting safety for the Dallas Cowboys
- Sal Espino, Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem
- Hawkeye, KSCS Morning DJ
- Heather Hays, Fox 4 TV Evening Anchor
"A willing and able runner giving a supportive hand to a child in need is more than symbolic," said Lonnie Nicholson, EECU President and CEO. "It is an express commitment that we can all help our communities and in particular those in our communities who are most vulnerable. We are pleased we can support the Mayfest charities as well as this year's patient-runner teams to benefit Cook Children's."
EECU supports Cook Children's efforts to advance patient care and provide hope to thousands of children and their families. Help them reach their goal by visiting eecu.org/donate.
On-line registration for the EECU Mayfest run is open at Mayfest.org. Each EECU Mayfest run registrant receives free admission to Mayfest all four days of the festival.
EECU is an 80-year old community credit union based in Fort Worth, TX, serving approximately 175,000 members. EECU has 14 branches throughout North Texas and 55,000 free ATMs, along with complete on-line and mobile banking services. EECU was recently named by Consumer Reports as the highest ranking credit union in the D/FW Metroplex. For more information about EECU, visit EECU.org.
SOURCE EECU Credit Union