“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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April 5, 2013: MSUFCU Sponsors the Annual Race for the Place 5K, Benefiting MSU Safe Place

 
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Published: Apr 5, 2013

MSUFCU Sponsors the Annual Race for the Place 5K, Benefiting MSU Safe Place

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EAST LANSING, MI—MSU Federal Credit Union invites its members and the Mid-Michigan community to participate in the annual Race for the Place 5K on Sunday, April 14, 2013, beginning at 1:00 p.m. The race is the largest annual fundraiser for Michigan State University’s on-campus domestic violence shelter and advocacy services provider, MSU Safe Place, and allows the program to continue to provide vital services to the MSU and Greater Lansing communities. MSUFCU has proudly sponsored the Race for the Place for more than fifteen years.

 

The Race for the Place 5K is the kickoff race for the 2013 Playmakers Greater Lansing Race Series, with a course that begins and ends at Jenison Field House on MSU’s campus. Participants can enjoy a 5K run, walk, or wheel, and the event also includes a 1-mile fun run and 100-yard dash for children. Last year, nearly six hundred adults and one hundred and fifteen children participated in the Race for the Place events, raising more than $20,000 for MSU Safe Place.

 

Race registration is available online, via mail, and at Jenison Field House on race day. For more details, visit www.msufcu.org/safeplace.

 

MSU Federal Credit Union, the world’s largest university-based credit union, offers a full range of personal- and business-related financial services to Michigan State University and Oakland University faculty, staff, students, alumni association members, and their families worldwide in addition to a variety of select employee groups. Founded in 1937 by a few MSU professors and employees, MSUFCU now has twelve branches, over 170,000 members, more than $2.3 billion in assets, and over 500 employees.

 

MSU Safe Place is a program that addresses relationship violence and stalking, serving Michigan State University students, faculty, staff, their spouses/partners, and non-affiliated members in the Greater Lansing area. MSU Safe Place provides free and confidential support services including advocacy, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, safety planning, information, and referrals to survivors of violence and their minor children. The organization also works to increase awareness about relationship violence and stalking through community education and outreach efforts.