Summit Credit Union: Kicks off JDRF Fundraising Campaign


For more information, contact:
Cheryl Van Tessier, Finesse Public Relations LLC
(608) 467-4408, [email protected]

Rebecca Gerothanas, Summit Credit Union
(608) 243-5000×4700, [email protected]

Corporate sponsor for Western Wisconsin’s annual fundraiser hopes to raise $8,000
for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

MADISON, Wis. — Summit Credit Union announced today that it has kicked off its seventh annual fundraising campaign to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) for which it hopes to raise $8,000 by Sept. 20.

The campaign, which is part of Summit’s year-round Corporate Citizenship and Charitable Giving efforts, has raised more than $69,000 for JDRF since 2001.

The money supports JDRF in its efforts to find a cure for type-1 diabetes and its complications. “We decided to get involved with JDRF due to the widespread effects of juvenile diabetes, and due to JDRF’s strong reputation for philanthropy,” said Rebecca Gerothanas, Vice President-Marketing at Summit Credit Union. “Funding juvenile diabetes research is a perfect way to impact the health and vitality of our community.”

Employee volunteers from each of Summit’s 13 branches have organized the following fundraising efforts from which all proceeds will be donated to JDRF:

• JDRF paper “shoes” will be for sale at each of the Summit Credit Union branches (see below for locations) for between $1 and $20 donations.

• Walk to Cure Diabetes participation on Sat., Sept. 20 at the International Speedway in Oregon. Summit’s goal is to have 60 walkers, made up of employees, members and friends of both Summit Credit Union and Great Wisconsin Credit Union participate in the event. The Walk begins at 11:30 a.m. Interested participants should call
(608) 243-5000.

In addition, Summit and Great Wisconsin Credit Union employees will be organizing and supporting other internal efforts to raise money for JDRF, including an online auction, bake sales, candy sales, smoothie sales, etc.
For more information about the Summit Credit Union JDRF fundraising campaign or how to contribute, please call (608) 243-5000 or visit one of the following Summit locations:

Madison Area:

• American Parkway (Corporate headquarters)
4800 American Pkwy.
• City Station
670 W. Washington Ave.
• Downtown
307 E. Wilson St.
• Fitchburg Convenience Branch
2939 S. Fish Hatchery Rd.
• Hill Farms State Office Building
4802 Sheboygan Ave., Rm. 150B
• Old Sauk
645 Junction Rd.
• Sun Prairie
1333 W. Main St.

• Waunakee
304 E. Main St.
• Westport
5419 Blue Bill Park Dr. (corner of Hwy. M & Blue Bill Park Dr.)

Baraboo:

• 871 Commerce Ave. (across from Wal-Mart, off County W)

Beaver Dam:

• 820 Park Ave. (in Park Village Mall)

Lake Mills:

• 141 S. Tyranena Park Rd. (near McDonald’s)

Milwaukee:

• 2159 Miller Park Way (one mile south of Miller Park Stadium)

About Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation:
JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. For more information, visit www.jdrf.org.

About Summit Credit Union:
Established in 1931, Summit Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative serving southern Wisconsin. Summit holds $816 million in assets and has more than 64,000 members with a total of 13 locations throughout the Madison and Milwaukee areas. For more information, visit www.summitcreditunion.com or call (608) 243-5000 or (800) 236-5560.