FREEPORT, Ill. — UNION Savings BANK presented the FHN Foundation with a $10,000 donation last week, completing a $50,000 pledge to the FHN Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center made five years ago.
This is the largest gift UNION Savings BANK has made to any organization, and it’s in line with the bank’s focus on the community. In presenting the gift, USB officers stressed that cancer touches nearly everyone’s life, and that having the Cancer Center in town is an asset for our community.
USB’s gift sponsors one of the Cancer Center’s eight chemotherapy stations added in 2012, which make it possible for patients to receive lifesaving treatments close to home, near their support system and without a long drive. The number of treatments at the Center rises each year, averaging about 1,000.
“We are deeply appreciative of this major gift from UNION Savings BANK,” said FHN Foundation Executive Director Tonya Meyer. “Their generosity makes it possible for us to increase our capacity to offer cancer care close to home for people in our communities.”
For more information on the FHN Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center and the FHN Foundation, visit www.fhn.org.
FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 22 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational and chiropractic health services, dental care and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.
Photo, left to right:
Richard Wolfe, UNION Savings BANK President
Tonya Thayer Meyer, FHN Foundation Executive Director
Jackie Wehrenberg, FHN Foundation Annual Giving Coordinator
Cheryl Lessman, UNION Savings BANK Trust Officer
Stephen Kroeger, UNION Savings BANK Senior Trust Officer