STATE COLLEGE, PA – January 24, 2024 – Kish Bank is proud to announce that its 2023 Kish for the Cure campaign, an annual employee-led fundraising effort supporting local cancer-relatednonprofits, raised a record-breaking grand total of over $74,800. The donations were distributed this week to the campaign’s three beneficiaries: the Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund, Pennsylvania Pink Zone, and Relay For Life of Mifflin/Juniata.
Kish’s annual campaign has raised more than $530,000 in total over the last decade, and it continues to grow in scope each year. The Bob Perks Fund, Pink Zone, and Relay For Life lead the fight against cancer in the Central Pennsylvania region by providing financial support forlocal individuals and families facing cancer, as well as funding cancer awareness, research, andtreatment and prevention programs at the region’s hospitals.
Upon receiving the donation, Bob Perks Fund founder Doreen Perks said, “The partnership between the Bob Perks Fund and Kish Bank has positioned us to continue to grow and allocate more and more funds each year to cancer patients in our region. I am amazed and impressed every year by the commitment and dedication of each employee at Kish Bank to making this campaign a huge success and continuing to better this community. We are grateful for this partnership with Kish Bank.”
Tom Chucuddy, Senior Development Manager for the American Cancer Society, also expressed gratitude on behalf of the organization, saying, “The American Cancer Society is the leading cancer-fighting organization with a vision to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. We could not advance our mission without the passionate support of our volunteers and our communities.Cancer touches all of us in one way or another. By supporting the American Cancer Society, Kish Bank is helping to bring hope to those facing a cancer diagnosis.”
Finally, Carol Baney, President of Pink Zone, said, “Pink Zone remains committed to serving breast cancer patients and survivors here in our community. We are so fortunate to have a partner in Kish Bank who shares our passion to make a difference in the community where we all live. Because of Kish’s generosity, we will be able to continue to assist those breast cancer patients who are most vulnerable. Thank you to everyone at Kish Bank for making this possible.”
Kish would like to extend special thanks to three of its partners—Computer Services, Inc. (CSI), Summit Technology Group, and ImageQuest—for supporting the fight against cancer with significant donations to the Kish for the Cure campaign.
About Kish Bank
Kish Bank is a $1.5 billion regional community bank that operates 18 offices and financial centers serving Centre, Mifflin, Huntingdon, Blair, and Juniata counties, and northeastern Ohio. Other business units of Kish Bank include Kish Insurance, Kish Financial Solutions, Kish Benefits Consulting, and Kish Travel. Kish Bank is a subsidiary of Kish Bancorp, Inc., trading under the OTCQX stock ticker symbol of KISB. For additional information, please visit MyKish.com.