(ELLETTSVILLE) – The Owen County Bank located at 3914 West State Road 46, in Ellettsville
completed their Hoops for Hope fundraiser.
The fundraiser raised more than $720 to the Olcott Center, in Bloomington.
The fundraiser followed when the Branch Manager’s Ryan’s wife, Carrie Robb was diagnosed
with breast cancer and her experience with the center.
The Owen County Bank is always supporting local causes and community events, so in order to coincide with March Madness Basketball tournament. The bank set up a table, which gave information about the Center and Breast Cancer. They gave away pink wrist bands, and customers and businesses donated to the cause. The goal was only to raise $500 and was able to raise $720.
“Olcott Center was with me every step of the way. They were with me from the day of my
initial diagnosis, at SIRA. When you do not know to expect and have many questions, they
were able to provide me with information. Not only to me but was able to answer questions to
my family, including my children 23, 20 and 18. And Joyce, who works in the same building,
was able to answer questions whether it is phone calls, texts or emails. Some of the programs I was able to take advantage of was Massage Therapy, wrapping class which followed Chemo when I lost my hair, and Art Therapy. “Carrie Robb stated.
“Everyone diagnosed with breast cancer in Bloomington, Lawrence and Morgan County is now
provided information on the Olcott Center and provided education.” According to Terri Acton
RN Olcott Center. “We provide a variety of support and educational services. This includes
providing gas cards to get to treatments, Massage Therapy, REKI Therapy, and Art Therapy just to name a few. Also, services include genetic testing, and also instruct patients in how to wear makeup following treatment, and offer prosthetics following treatment. We provide information to the patient and family from the day they are diagnosed, about the type of cancer they have, which will continue all the way up to their survivorship. Once they reach survivorship, we even provide treatment profiles for them. When they travel to Florida or other places for winter stays, they have all the medical information and treatment plans with them,” Acton added.
The Olcott Center serves patients with all types of cancer and serves a ten county area. The
Girlfriend Fund provides wigs, gas cards, and other cosmetics for those that are going through
breast cancer treatment.
Owen County Branch Manager Ryan Robb states, “Every month we donate to some local
community event or cause. This month is the local Boys and Girls Club. To raise funds every Monday and Friday employee donate $1 to wear jeans and the money is placed in the fund for the month. They donate a dollar and the money is placed into which every cause we have chosen.”
For more information on the Olcott Premier Cancer Support Center, you can call 812-353-5282.