United Federal Credit Union says it was able to help raise $37,000 for the Alex Mandarino Foundation during the 7th Annual Duck Duck Run 1K and 5K for childhood cancer research. The fundraiser was held on June 15 at the Margaret Upton Arboretum in St. Joseph, and more than 850 runners and walkers took part. The Alex Mandarino Foundation was started in honor of Alex Mandarino, who died at the age of 5 after a battle with cancer. It raises money for pediatric cancer research. United Federal hosted a tent at the Duck Duck Run where volunteers handed out duck-themed water bottles to attendees, and coin saver books to children. United Federal Credit Union says it’s humbled and honored to be able to help.