First National Bank-Fox Valley: Donates to ThedaCare’s breast cancer program

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Neenah, Wis. — First National Bank – Fox Valley continues supporting their community with a donation of $1,055 to ThedaCare’s Breast Cancer-Vive! Program.

First National Bank-Fox Valley has donated to cancer research and programs for many years, and for the past three years, has also provided opportunities for employees to raise funds. For the Vive! donation, the staff planned office fundraisers such as Friday Jeans Days and a breakfast prepared and served by coworkers. The bank matched the funds raised.

Peter Prickett, president and CEO of First National Bank-Fox Valley, said he is proud of the staff for working together for such an important cause.

“The whole First National-Bank Fox Valley staff is happy to raise money for a program supporting those touched by cancer,” said Prickett.

Several First National Bank-Fox Valley employees led the fundraising efforts, including Nancy Heling, internal auditor/compliance officer, Kathy Blumreich, senior vice president of retail and finance banking, and Shannon Weyenberg, account/operations analyst, all who are breast cancer survivors.

The donation will help offset the cost for patients with no insurance or the financial means to participate in the Breast Cancer-Vive! Program. This is a structured group environment that helps address the emotional and educational aspects of a cancer patient’s journey. Research shows that reducing stress and improving quality of life decreases cancer recurrence and increases survival.


About First National Bank-Fox Valley

Established in 1887, First National Bank-Fox Valley is one of the oldest banks in the Fox Cities. The privately-held community bank offers a full array of retail, mortgage and commercial services and products. First National Bank-Fox Valley offers full service banking to businesses and residents throughout the Fox Valley, including: advanced online banking options, customized lending to meet the client’s unique needs as well as treasury and cash management services. In 2010, First National Bank-Fox Valley was designated as a Small Business Administration (SBA) Preferred Lender, which enables the bank to provide a quicker turnaround time when responding to SBA guaranteed financing requests. With approximately $312 million in assets as of June 2011, First National Bank-Fox Valley has 64 employees and operates four convenient locations in Appleton, Neenah, Menasha and Oshkosh. For more information, visit