“We are always so appreciative of the support of our sponsors for this event. MSUFCU not only contributes funds, but also contributes our print materials, billboards, hosts a booth for the children with face-painting and balloon animals, etc. The children of our community are able to learn about good health practices and be exposed to health care professionals in a non-threatening environment because of the Teddy Bear Picnic. ”— Barbara Ball-McClure, Teddy Bear Picnic Event Coordinator
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May 9, 2012: MSUFCU Named a Fit-Friendly Company

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Published: May 9, 2012

MSUFCU Named a Fit-Friendly Company

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MSU Federal Credit Union was recently recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association (AHA). The AHA recognizes Fit-Friendly Companies as employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employee’s health. MSUFCU was awarded this honor for showing a commitment to providing physical activity and wellness opportunities to its staff.

MSUFCU offers a variety of programs and resources to help its staff develop and maintain healthier lifestyles. Ongoing exercise "challenges" allow staff to win prizes for walking, running, or biking set distances, and employees easily track their progress using a tool on MSUFCU’s intranet. Physical activity is further supported with exercise classes, free pedometers, and walking trails and an on-site employee gym at MSUFCU’s headquarters.

Patrick McPharlin, MSUFCU’s President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "At MSUFCU, we invest in our staff to benefit not only our employees but also our members and the Credit Union as a whole. Worksite wellness programs can help increase productivity and morale as well as reduce healthcare costs and employee absenteeism and turnover. We’re proud to provide so many wellness opportunities for our staff, and it is an honor to be recognized by the AHA as a Fit-Friendly Company."

MSU Federal Credit Union, the world’s largest university-based credit union, serves Michigan State University and Oakland University faculty, staff, students, alumni association members and their families worldwide and offers a full range of personal and business related financial services. Founded in 1937 by a handful of MSU professors and employees, MSUFCU now has 165,000 members, over $2.25 billion in assets, and more than 430 employees. MSUFCU was named the Michigan Credit Union League Credit Union of the Year in 2010.

American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Companies: http://www.startwalkingnow.org/Fit-FriendlyCompaniesProgram.jsp