Rita Bertler, left, accepts a facsimile check representing a $539 donation to Dollars for Mammograms from Charlotte State Bank & Trust.
The check was presented at the bank’s Parkside office by Branch Manager Jacqueline Benjamin, right, and Marketing Operations Manager Niki LeVasseur. All bank offices participated in raising the money through the “Casual for a Cause” program, with employees at all six offices making donations for the privilege of wearing jeans on Friday. Bertler is the founder and director of Dollars for Mammograms, which has provided hundreds of women who are uninsured or unable to afford them with no-cost mammograms. The nonprofit serves women in Englewood, Grove City, Cape Haze, Rotonda West, Placida, Boca Grande, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, North Port and Venice.
For more information, visit www.dollarsformammograms.org.