The Credit Unions Kids at Heart Team

Our Team is a collaboration of corporate sponsors, participating credit unions, medical investigators and their research teams, volunteers, patient partners and their families, and Boston Marathon runners, all of whom are dedicated to helping children lead happy and healthy lives.

Featured photographs were taken during our 2017-2018 season.

Meet our 2018-2019 Team

Corporate Sponsors provide the Team unwavering support and enduring stability. Corporate Sponsors enable the charitable organization to stage several team-building and celebratory events throughout the year including the Annual Holiday Kick-Off Party and the Pre-Marathon Breakfast, and provide critical financial support so no donations are used to cover overhead or administrative costs.

2018-2019 Corporate Sponsors

Vertifi Software
Credit Union Student Choice
DCU Realty
DCU Insurance
The Kelliher Corbett Group
Members Mortgage Company
Vertifi Software

Contributions provided by our Participating Credit Unions represent a large portion of the Team’s annual fundraising total. These supporters make possible matching funds for Giving Tuesday and other fundraising challenge campaigns. Many Participating Credit Unions host their affiliated runner/racer and patient partner at events and programs throughout the season. They also provide crucial promotional support for the organization, holding fundraisers, distributing press releases on behalf of the organization, sponsoring a hole or “event” at the annual golf invitational, or volunteering at Team events and programs.

2018-2019 Participating Credit Unions

The most special members of the CU Kids at Heart Team are its Boston Children’s Hospital Patient Partners. Each of these children has received, or presently receives, care and treatment from Boston Children’s Hospital, and many for debilitating diseases. Their partnership and personal stories motivate our runners’ ambitious training and fundraising regimens, and serve as inspiration for the Team’s efforts to fund research and clinical trials to combat pediatric neurological disorders.

With the generous help of the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) and Boston Children's Hospital, the CU Kids at Heart Team obtains twenty-two “bibs,” limited entries awarded for charitable fundraising purposes, for the Annual Boston Marathon. Each of the CU Kids at Heart runners raises money for the Team’s research directive, and because their contributions support a restricted fund, they are expected to raise more than most charitable runners. Our runners are paired with patient partners who have received care at Boston Children's Hospital, and many form a life-long bond.

Meet our 2018-2019 Boston Marathon Team! Click on a name below to read a runner's story.