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WB&T gives to breast cancer program
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Pictured are (from left) WB&T private banker Jill Mack; Shelby Schoenherr, retreat director of Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation; Helen Denson, office manager of BCRF; Renee Schloesser, administrative assistant of BCRF; Lu Ann Bowman, WB&T senior vice president and retail banking manager; and Steve Machotka, WB&T Madison market president.

Wisconsin Bank & Trust presented funds generated through its Pink Ribbon Debit Card program to Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Madison.

In 2013, Wisconsin Bank & Trust’s customers swiped their Pink Ribbon Debit Cards 388,062 times for a total contribution of $9,701.55. Every time a customer uses a Pink Ribbon Debit Card to make a purchase, Wisconsin Bank & Trust contributes 2½ cents to Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation.

Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation staff members Renee Schloesser, Shelby Schoenherr and Helen Denson accepted the funds in a presentation at Wisconsin Bank & Trust’s main office in Madison. Jill Mack, private banker at Wisconsin Bank & Trust and a Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation board member, was also on hand along with Market President Steve Machotka and other bank staff.

“These dollars will go directly to supporting programs that help women breast cancer survivors heal emotionally, a vital and sometimes overlooked aspect of breast cancer recovery,” said Gail Riedasch, executive director of Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation.

Pink Ribbon Debit Cards are free and available with all Wisconsin Bank & Trust personal checking accounts. There is no cost to customers.

“Every swipe of a debit card helps meet real needs in our community,” said Lu Ann Bowman, WB&T senior vice president and retail sales manager.

Customers interested in joining the Pink Ribbon Debit Card program can visit any branch or for more information.