Donation Bolsters ‘Ribbons of Hope’

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BATESVILLE – April 29, 2015 – Staff members of White River Health System, its Oncology Clinic and Foundation met Monday with the Red Hot Ladies Luncheon Committee to accept a $7,400 donation for the “Ribbons of Hope” program. 

The contribution represented the proceeds from Citizens Bank’s 10th Annual Red Hot Ladies Luncheon, silent auction and raffle. 

Included in the gathering were (from left in the photo below) Gary Bebow, Sue Smith, Karen Shaw, Cliff Brown, Kay Southerland, Joyce Prickett, Dr. Muhammad A. Khan, Raye Rogers, Dr. K. Raman Desikan, Tiffany Cox, Karen Coltharp and Amanda Roberts.

“Ribbons of Hope” is a fund that helps cancer patients with transportation to their appointments and treatments.  It also ensures that patients have access to their prescription medications and that no one goes hungry because of the burden that cancer can add to a patient’s financial circumstances. 

The fund is administered by volunteers of Batesville Oncology, managed by the White River Health System Foundation and is funded entirely by donations and fundraisers.

In its 10 years of existence, the series of Citizens Bank Ladies Luncheons have raised more than $100,000 to support various non-profit organizations that serve the health-related needs of women and their families. 

About Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank was founded in 1953 by business and civic leaders to serve the financial needs of middle income families and small businesses.  Citizens Bank works to improve the quality of life for all community residents by promoting educational opportunities, economic growth and innovative civic partnerships.

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