• Marquette Bank Employees Support Pancreatic Cancer Research 

    2nd Annual Evelyn's Walk raises money for the Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation  

    Orland Park, IL (July 30, 2012) –– Employees of Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, recently held a walk in to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. The walk, in its second year, was originally inspired by the memory of Evelyn Schap, a retired, bank employee, who passed away from pancreatic cancer. This year the walk also celebrated other family members of employees who lost their battle with the disease through a special photo project. The event, held in Orland Park, gathered over 60 employees and family members and collected more than $1,600 in donations for the Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

    “I worked with Evelyn and also lost my father to pancreatic cancer,” said Nina Sonsikoski, Marketing Manager and organizer of the walk. “Having this walk in their memory is a way to honor them, raise awareness about the disease, and raise money for pancreatic cancer research.”

    The event is part of the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment where each quarter, the Bank focuses on a different area of need: shelter, hunger, education and health/wellness. For more information about Marquette Bank and its Neighborhood Commitment, call 1-888-254-9500 or visit: www.emarquettebank.com/neighborhood


    Picture Caption: Nina Sonsikoski (far right) with her family prepares to walk during the 2nd Annual Evelyn’s Walk. Over 60 employees and family members participated in Marquette Bank’s Walk to benefit pancreatic cancer and helped contribute over $1,600 to the Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.


    Picture Caption: A photo board of Evelyn’s Walk 2011 was created in memory of Evelyn Schap, a former Marquette Bank employee who passed away from pancreatic cancer.



    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 50,000 Allpoint and Starsf ATMs worldwide.   

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