Breast Cancer Awareness Donations
As part of our #MonthofGiving, Washington Savings Bank recently made donations to the LeAnn Schroeder Hardiek Friendship Endowment and Sarah Bush Lincoln’s Mobile Mammography Unit. A $1,000 donation was made to each group in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.
The LeAnn Schroeder Hardiek Friendship Endowment provides cancer patients with gift cards for their young children (age 18 and under). These children are often scared of hospitals and worried about their sick parents. Many times, birthday and holiday gifts, dining out and entertainment becomes a luxury that parents cannot afford due to the expense of cancer treatments. These gift cards are meant to help alleviate the child’s fear and relieve some of the financial burden felt by parents. The gift cards can be used for toys, meals and other forms of entertainment that can provide a distraction for the child whose parent is battling cancer.
The Sarah Bush Lincoln mobile mammography unit travels to area health departments, businesses and SBL’s extended campus locations to provide greater access to women throughout East Central Illinois.