A First National Bank customer from DeKalb has been named a winner in the bank’s Pink Debit Card Donation contest as part of its ongoing commitment to raising breast cancer risk awareness, said Katrina Wells, senior vice president for enterprise marketing.
First National Pink Debit Card holders were automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of two $2,500 donations to a breast cancer organization in their local community every time they used their Pink Card throughout the month of October. The winning customer from DeKalb, Richard McGinnis, plus a customer from Greeley, Colorado, will have the $2,500 donations made in their honor to local breast cancer organizations.
In Illinois, the donation will be made to Positively Pink Packages, a nonprofit organization that provides vital resources to breast cancer patients in DeKalb County free of charge. The group delivers care packages to breast cancer patients who have received a breast cancer diagnosis or are undergoing chemotherapy.
Nearly 16,000 First National Bank customers carry the Pink Card, which the bank began offering in 2016, as a way to join forces in support of breast cancer awareness.
“We’re pleased that so many of our customers share the same commitment that we do in the fight against breast cancer,” said Wells. “Whether it’s through our products, community partnerships or dedicated employees, First National Bank remains committed to decreasing breast cancer incidence rates through increased awareness, knowledge of preventative measures and access to healthcare.”
In addition to the Pink Card contest, First National Bank’s 2018 breast cancer awareness campaign involved partnering with local community organizations to provide approximately 30 free mammograms to underserved women in Omaha, Nebraska. First National Bank paid for the cost of each mammogram in support of its breast cancer awareness initiative and ongoing commitment to giving back to the community.