Friends of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital receives $6,000 donation from Scott Credit Union
Belleville, IL – Scott Credit Union presented a $6,000 check to the Friends of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital on Tuesday, November 5 for their sole sponsorship of St. Elizabeth's Breast Health Awareness Month activities during October.
With Scott Credit Union's support, the hospital was able to attend over 13 events to educate the public and internal colleagues on the importance of breast health. The campaign encouraged the community to understand the risks associated with breast cancer and to get annual mammograms (for those 40 years of age and older) because early detection is the best protection.
“Commitment to the health of those in our region is shared by both Scott Credit Union and St. Elizabeth's, so we were extremely proud to be partnering with them on this important initiative," said Gina Loeffelman, Manager of Radiology, Mammography and Ultrasound.
Scott Credit Union donated an initial $5,000 for the activities and sold pink wristbands at their many locations to raise an additional $1,000.
“The generosity of Scott Credit Union sets a wonderful example for the community. We are so grateful for their support of Breast Health Awareness Month and the mission of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital,” explained Natalie Jablonski, Director of Philanthropy at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. “It is our hope that Scott Credit Union will inspire others to work together to philanthropically support health care excellence.”
Photo caption: Members of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Breast Health Awareness Committee accept a donation of $6,000 from Scott Credit Union for activities and education throughout the month of October. Pictured, from left: Kelly Barbeau, St. Elizabeth’s Marketing Manager, Carol Wylie, St. Elizabeth’s Philanthropy Specialist, Jennifer Riebold and Ashleigh Deatherage from Scott Credit Union, Gina Loeffelman, Manager of Radiology, Mammography and Ultrasound at St. Elizabeth’s, and Emily Wilson, St. Elizabeth’s Marketing Specialist.