Rocky Mountain Bank Takes a Stand against Breast Cancer
Billings, MT - Rocky Mountain Bank has made another very generous donation to the St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation’s Eva Project. On November 23, Dennis Nolan, Vice President of Commercial Banking at Rocky Mountain Bank, presented a $10,000 check to Ty Elkin, Executive Director of the St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation.
The project was created by a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer — she was 48 years old with no family history of breast cancer, yet through early detection, her cancer was diagnosed and successfully treated. Eva wanted to make sure that every woman would be able to receive her screening mammogram. Eva and the St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation then created The Eva Project to provide any woman in need with a free screening mammogram whether it’s in the Yellowstone Breast Center or on the mobile mammography coach.
“Rocky Mountain Bank's on-going support of The Eva Project allows St. Vincent Healthcare to continue to provide free mammograms to women. The Eva Project is in perfect alignment with our Mission of improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable,” Elkin said.
The Eva Project is the beneficiary of the Rocky Mountain Bank Pink Ribbon Visa Debit Card program. “Each time a customer uses their card to make a purchase, the bank contributes for early detection and treatment of breast cancer,” says Tod Petersen, President and CEO of Rocky Mountain Bank. “We are honored to contribute to our communities and the cause.”
Since beginning its Pink Ribbon debit card program in 2012, Rocky Mountain Bank has donated over $150,000 to breast cancer detection and prevention in Montana. The bank’s parent organization, Heartland Financial USA, Inc., has contributed more than $1 Million to cancer support groups since 2012.
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 180 physician clinics, home health, hospice, mental health, and safety-net services in Colorado and the Montana Wyoming region.