CSB raises large for Road to Recovery with “Best Bash Ever!”

On June 16th, Central Savings Bank held its Best. Bash. Ever, the 10th Annual WMH Road to Recovery Burger Bash under its canopy at 511 Bingham Avenue.  The nice weather and smell of fresh burgers brought large crowds of community members out for the great cause raising $8,161.00 for the program between t-shirt sales and cash donations.  

Pictured (L to R) Andrea Masters, CSB Marketing Director, Justin McLean, CSB AVP, Mark Savoie, CSB CEO & President, Krystle Gerzetich, WMH Patient & Volunteer Coordinator, and Jazelle Raycraft, WMH Director of Community Relations.

The program, which is entirely funded by donations, drives cancer patients of the EUP to and from their treatments in Petoskey 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year.  Cancer does not stop and neither do the 32 trained volunteer drivers (more are needed) who drive an average of 5 hours a day, putting in 186 miles round trip. 

“With so many people in our community having used the program, 510 to date, getting a ride to treatments should be the least of a patient’s worries; plus having an employee being diagnosed with cancer was why Central Savings Bank got involved with WMH’s Road to Recovery program,” stated Andrea Masters, Marketing Director of CSB.  “To date, we have collected and disbursed around $64,000.” 

“It is so wonderful to have the ongoing support from everyone at Central Savings Bank.  Their staff donates time for the annual Burger Bash and it has been an event we look forward to each year.  Because of the generous donors, volunteers and events like this, WMH Road to Recovery is able to continue providing transportation to cancer patients of the EUP.  The funds raised by CSB make a large impact in the continuation of this program.” Marla Bunker, CNO/COO War Memorial Hospital.

To get more information on WMH Road to Recovery, call Krystle Gerzetich at 906-635-4351 or email contactus@wmhos.org

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