Bank supports cancer center patients

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From left are Ben Kosewski, executive director of the Schwab Family Cancer Center; Sally Horn, relationship advisor with First United Bank & Trust; Karen Johnson, chief development officer for the Western Maryland Health System Foundation; and Lisa Hout, senior development officer for the foundation.

CUMBERLAND, Md. — First United Bank & Trust recently supported several fundraising events, all benefiting the Western Maryland Health System Schwab Family Cancer Center Patient Assistance Fund.

Sally Horn, relationship adviser at First United, served as fundraising coordinator. Horn, a cancer survivor, was driven by her personal desire to give back and pay forward in gratitude to those who provided quality, compassionate care to her during her own illness, according to a news release.

A total of $2,469 was raised through a bank-wide casual day and a “Love Your Community” event at First United’s Harrison Street branch, featuring hot dogs and beverages for the public. Additionally, a horseshoe tournament was held at Shooters Bar & Grill, which included basket raffles, an auction and a 50/50 drawing.

The fund directly assists area cancer patients who experience financial challenges in paying for their basic needs while fighting a life-threatening illness. Financial support from First United and several other area individuals and businesses was important to the event’s success.

The bank has a network of offices in Garrett, Allegany, Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland, as well as Mineral, Berkeley, Harrison and Monongalia counties in West Virginia.