2022 Give A Heart Fundraiser held for Heart Health Awareness
Washington Savings Bank held its annual “Give a Heart” fundraiser during the entire month of February to raise Heart Health Awareness. Paper hearts were sold at all bank locations for $1 each. 525 hearts were sold in total. The bank matched the number of hearts sold for a total of $1,050 raised.
The money raised was donated to The Andrew Gobczynski Big Heart Foundation and the Sarah Bush Lincoln Heart Center.
The Andrew Gobczynski Big Heart Foundation has implemented a heart testing program for all sophomore student-athletes at Teutopolis, Effingham, and St. Anthony schools. This potentially life-saving testing will search for heart anomalies that are not found through regular physicals. The money raised will go towards the testing of student-athletes.
The Sarah Bush Lincoln Heart Center will use the funds to help those who struggle to pay for costs associated with treatment.