Dubuque Bank and Trust customers "Take a Swipe at Breast Cancer"
Written by Becca Habegger, Multimedia Journalist - bio | email
DUBUQUE (KWWL) -
Many eastern Iowans helped "Take a Swipe at Breast Cancer" just by spending money.
Since May, Dubuque Bank and Trust has donated two-and-a-half cents to a fund every time a customer made a "swipe," or a purchase, with a special pink ribbon debit card.
In a ceremony Thursday afternoon, DB&T presented a check for more than $12,000 to the Wendt Regional Cancer Center at the Finley Hospital in Dubuque.
The Center used part of the money to buy a $5,000 position device called a prone breast board, which makes radiation treatments safer for women with breast cancer.
Center director Mike Kelly demonstrated how the board worked at the ceremony.
"The breast would hang down here, gravity would pull it down," he said, gesturing to a space in the board, "in which case then we'd do our tangential treatments, which are coming at angles, and then that would allow us to make sure that we do not treat the lung or the heart pretty much at all."
The Wendt Regional Cancer Center hopes to put the rest of the donation toward funding a new care coordinator position, which would help cancer patients navigate their various treatments.
Saturday, April 19 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:53:05 GMT
Authorities announced charges Friday against a man suspected in connection with about a dozen recent highway shootings that have wounded three people in the Kansas City area.More >>
After nearly a month of reports of gunshots being fired at vehicles and more than 100 tips, authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected in connection with about a dozen highway shootings...More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:12:10 GMT
Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and...More >>
Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too...More >>
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.