Super Bowl Bid Adds Color For SickKids

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SEATTLE - (04/10/06) – Kids at Children’sHospital and Regional Medical Center got a new rainbow–or atleast the means to color their own–courtesy of Group HealthCU. The $225 million credit union collected almost 5,000crayons–4,788 to be exact--at its four branches and mainoffice over the last two months and donated them all to thehospital’s Operation Crayon. GHCU attached a $500 check whichthe hospital can use to buy another 5,000 crayons. The hospitalgives out more than 240,000 crayons a year to sick or injured kidswho stop by for emergencies or for extended stays. But the kids aregiven just four each because of a limited supply. The creditunion’s generosity was the pay-off to a Super Bowl bet creditunion officials lost with Pittsburgh’s PA Health Care CUbecause the Pittsburgh Steelers beat Seattle’s Seahawks inthe NFL Championship game.

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