(Back row, L-R) Dave Doedtman, Randy Jones, Ryan Fearday, Elaine Buehnerkemper, Jim Schroder, Aiden Hardiek
(Front row, L-R) Lisa Bohnhoff, Terri Gilbert, Sandy Bernhard, Kathy Schroeder
Washington Savings Bank raised $750 to support the LeAnn Schroeder Hardiek Friendship Endowment. Bank employees made donations to wear jeans and pink on Fridays in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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.