Pyramid Federal Credit Union Brings in $20,575 for Tucson Medical Center’s TMC For Children through Miracle Challenge and Miracle Match

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Program Encourages Employees of All Fitness Levels to Get Moving and Help Kids Get Healthy

TUCSON, Ariz. (October 16, 2015) — Thanks to the generous support of Pyramid Federal Credit Union members, board of directors, staff and business partners, the 2015 Miracle Challenge supporting TMC For Children through Children’s Miracle Network raised $10,575. Pyramid FCU’s team finished fifth in the nation in funds raised and our business partner CO-OP Financial Services matches the first $10,000 through their Miracle Match program, resulting in a total donation of $20,575. While Pyramid FCU has long supported this cause through various fundraisers, Pyramid FCU teams have raised $40,715 in just the past two years through this program.

Miracle Challenge is a 27-day fundraiser wrapped in a corporate wellness program encouraging employees to live a more active lifestyle while helping sick and injured kids at local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals get better. See more at:

In Tucson, the program provides much-needed funds for TMC For Children primarily benefitting Tucson & Pima County children who are gravely ill or injured, and their families. See more at: and

“Healthcare is a major affinity group for Pyramid FCU. It’s one of the original employee groups making up our current membership. As such, we are big supporters of the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Tucson Medical Center’s TMC For Children which directly benefits from our team’s participation in Miracle Challenge,” says Ray Lancaster, CEO, Pyramid FCU. “So it makes sense on multiple levels be all in for Miracle Challenge!”

“Miracle Challenge was a great success for the participants and for kids treated at our member hospitals,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Thanks to support from partners like Pyramid Federal Credit Union, the program raised more than $633,000 for 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America. We’re grateful for all those who contributed to ensure that children’s hospitals have the critical funds they depend on to save and improve kids’ lives.”

About Pyramid Federal Credit Union

A member-owned co-operative financial institution serving all of Pima County, we exist to benefit the financial lives of our member/owners. Because we are a co-operative, we can be confident in our banking because the employees work for us, not for unknown stockholders or a bank holding company seeking to profit from us. We trace our roots to postal, telco, healthcare, and newspaper employee groups, and we still appreciate those affinities! For more information visit

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at and

About CO-OP Financial Services

Based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and founded in 1981, CO-OP Financial Services is the nation’s largest credit union service organization in terms of number of credit unions, assets and members. The company helps credit unions thrive by providing products and services that make it more convenient for members to do business with them. With a motto of “Be There. Be More,” CO-OP’s products fall into three business lines, including “Locations,” (ATM, shared branching and call center services); “Card Payments” (debit and credit processing) and “Mobile/Virtual” (mobile, online, check imaging, bill pay services). To learn more visit


Pyramid FCU Press Contact:
Randall Pearson
Vice President