For the second year in a row, Lake Shore Savings Bank has dedicated an entire month to bring awareness and raise money for the Mikey's Way Foundation. This foundation was established by Michael Friedman who lost his battle with cancer at the age of 19.
Mikey's mission was to enrich the lives of children suffering from cancer and other life threatening illnesses by providing electronics that would reduce treatment boredom and reconnect them to their friends and family.
This year something spectacular happened: through a family connection at our Lakewood Office, the awareness of the Mikey's Way Foundation grew fourfold, and Lake Shore Savings was able to present a check for $26,336.26 to the Mikey's Way Foundation.
Amy Harding, assistant manager at Lake Shore, and her sister, Jennifer Overfield, who works for Aeropostale, helped spread Mikey's message throughout Aeropostale's Eastern Region. Jennifer's goal was to share Mikey's wish with the entire organization, as well as with the customers who shopped at their stores.
Her efforts raised over $5,000, which enabled her and her staff to hand deliver electronics to the children at Roswell Park Cancer Institute on Nov.13.
Daniel Reininga, President/CEO of Lake Shore Savings said, "As a board member of The Mikey's Way Foundation it's truly awe-inspiring to see how charitable our local communities can be. I have to thank all of our employees, Board of Directors and our customers for continuing to help support this wonderful organization."
For more information on Mikey's Way and to find out how you can get involved please visit any Lake Shore Savings Branch or the Mikey's Way Foundation website at www.mikeysway.org.
Lake Shore Savings Bank is a federally charted savings bank headquartered in Dunkirk with full-service branch locations in Dunkirk, Fredonia, Lakewood, Jamestown, Westfield, Orchard Park, Hamburg, East Amherst, Depew, Kenmore and Snyder. For more information about Lake Shore Savings Bank please visit www.lakeshoresavings.com.