BATESVILLE – April 20, 2015 – A total of $7,400 was raised for “Ribbons of Hope” during Citizens Bank’s 10th Annual Red Hot Ladies Luncheon, silent auction and raffle, all of which was held at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.
The luncheon was attended by more than 250 women despite being postponed by a winter storm from its original date in February.
The well-attended affair began in 2006 as “The Go Red for Women” luncheon. The series of Citizens Bank Ladies Luncheons have thus far raised more than $100,000 to support various non-profit organizations that serve the health-related needs of women and their families.
The luncheon speaker was Dr. Muhammad A. Khan, an oncologist at White River Health Systems. “Ribbons of Hope” is a fund established in 2013 to help meet the immediate needs of cancer patients. It is administered by volunteers of Batesville Oncology, managed by the White River Health System Foundation and is funded entirely by donations and fundraisers.
“Citizens Bank is proud to continue the tradition of this annual event, which raises women’s awareness of health issues and promotes good habits for healthy lifestyles,” said Phil Baldwin, Citizens Bank President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are so pleased at the support that has been provided to Ribbons of Hope, which makes certain cancer patients have transportation to their appointments and treatments; ensures that patients have access to their prescription medications; and sees to it that no one goes hungry because of the financial burden that cancer can add to someone’s life.”
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.