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American 1 Credit Union, partnered with Jackson YMCA and Henry Ford Allegiance Health, recently donated $5,416 for funding and awareness for the American Heart Association through its inaugural Step to the Beat 5K event.
The 5K took place June 14 through June 30, 2021. To maximize event proceeds, American 1 Credit Union covered the costs of the event t-shirts and medals.
“Thank you to our sponsors, participants, and volunteers who helped make this event possible,” said Martha Fuerstenau, President/CEO of American 1 Credit Union. “I’m grateful so many people took the time to raise awareness for finding a cure for heart disease, while also being active themselves. Our financial situations have the ability to impact our bodies, both mentally and physically, and it’s our honor to help unite these organizations to impact our community.”
According to the American Heart Association website, the nonprofit organization’s main hope is that scientific research will lead to better treatment, prevention, and ultimately a cure for heart disease – America’s number one killer.
“We’re grateful for community partners like American 1 Credit Union, who push for healthy, whole communities,” said Katie Langston, Director of American Heart Association for Jackson and Washtenaw Counties. “The credit union took our mission to heart and jumped into action. With supporters like American 1, we’re one step closer to finding a cure for heart disease.”
The virtual 5K was sponsored by Avenue Auto, Lomar Machine & Tool Co., Orbitform, Jackson College, Team 1 Plastics, Central Security Alarm, Inc., Jackson YMCA, Henry Ford Allegiance Health, Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, Huff Auto Group, Jackson Auto, Miller Shoes, JTV, Brooks Shoes, ProLogo, and Northwest Schools.
Established in 1950, American 1 Credit Union today serves over 59,000 members with 16 branch locations across Jackson, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, Calhoun, Lenawee, and Wayne counties. American 1 is proud to serve the members of their communities by creating financial wellness through personal everyday banking.