• Marquette Bank Donates iPad to Help Kids at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital 

    iPad will aid in communication therapy for pediatric patients at local children's hospital in Oak Lawn 

    Orland Park, IL (April 4, 2012) –– Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, donated an iPad and protective case to the Pediatric Rehabilitation Services Department at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn as part of their Marquette Neighborhood Commitment activities. The hospital will use the iPad to communicate with patients who are unable to speak due to injury or illness.

    “A teenage girl with a brain injury, a 5 year old child with cerebral palsy and a teenage boy with an injury to his vocal folds are just a few examples of patients we are currently treating who will benefit from this iPad,” said Barb Meagher, Pediatric Rehabilitation Coordinator at Hope Children’s Hospital. “iPads can be used for many patients of all ages and they are especially motivating during speech therapy with thousands of applications for communication, articulation and cognition.”

    Marquette Bank is a regular supporter of Hope Children's Hospital through its annual sponsorship of the Running for Hope Run/Fun Walk and volunteer projects including serving meals at the Ronald McDonald House near Hope and hosting holiday activities for children who are patients at the hospital. This year, the 5th Annual Running for Hope Run/Fun Walk will take place on Sunday,

    June 3, 2012. More information on this event can be found at: www.runningforhope.net. “As a neighborhood bank, we are always looking for innovative ways to help our local community institutions,” said Christie Cox, Director of Neighborhood. “We are so fortunate to have a children’s hospital offering these specialized services to our local communities and we encourage everyone to support Hope Children's Hospital.”

    Each quarter, the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment focuses fundraising and volunteer activities on a different community need including Shelter, Hunger, Education and Health/Wellness. For more information about the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment, visit www.emarquettebank.com or call 1-888-254-9500.


    About Marquette Bank: 


    Marquette National Corporation is a $1.7 billion diversified financial holding company for Marquette Bank. Marquette Bank has been a locally-operated bank providing personalized banking service since 1945. Marquette Bank is a full-service, customer-focused neighborhood bank that serves the financial needs of Chicagoland communities, offering an extensive line of financial products including retail banking, mortgages, trust and business banking, free Online Bill Pay and free Automated Telephone Banking. Marquette Bank’s retail branches are located in Chicago, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, Lemont, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Romeoville and Summit, Illinois. Marquette Bank customers have convenient free access to over 43,000 Allpoint and Starsf ATMs worldwide. 


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