2nd Annual NWFCU Foundation Neon Night Glow Run Raises Funds for Local Children’s Hospital Event

held its 2nd annual Neon Night Glow Run on
Saturday, September 24th with over 225 runners for the 5K and
1-mile fun run races. The routes traversed parts of the WO&D and
Runnymeade trails, ending back at Northwest Federal Credit Union for
post-race entertainment, prizes for the best costumes and more.

The family-friendly event raised money for the Foundation’s annual Night
of Magic
, which gives critically ill children at INOVA Fairfax
Children’s Hospital a night of music, entertainment, dancing and more
with their families. Race participants included many Northwest Federal
employees and their families who came out to support the Foundation.

“I sponsored a 4-person team thinking that my wife and I would
participate and that I would have to twist my 16 year-old daughter’s arm
to come along. My 16 year-old asked her big sister to join her on the
run and before I knew it, the team grew to 7! We had a blast!” said
Northwest Federal’s VP of Human Resources, Lee Butler. “The girls ran,
the parents strolled and my granddaughter and grandson were excited by
all the “glow” fun and lasers! It was a beautiful evening, and well
worth our time for such a worthy cause.”

In addition to the race proceeds, the Herndon
Police Department
donated $500 to the cause. Executive Director of
the NWFCU Foundation, Alexzandra Shade, thanked the department for their
support. “It means so much to the Foundation to have the Herndon Police
Department’s assistance not just at our events, but also in our mission
to strengthen the community through youth outreach programs.”

About Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation

The NWFCU Foundation was established in 2004 to promote and manage
Northwest Federal Credit Union’s philanthropic activities. The mission
of NWFCU Foundation is to empower youth to achieve their goals by
helping them learn and celebrate life and supporting their health and
well-being. The NWFCU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations
are tax deductible to the extent permissible by law for those who
itemize deductions. For more information, visit www.nwfcufoundation.org.


Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation
Kristen Soller
Relations Specialist