Citywide Banks Dollar-for-Dollar Match Helping Denver’s Gabby Krause Foundation Bring More Smiles to Kids

Now through September 9, 2013, Citywide Banks will match donations to Gabby Krause Foundation’s Bags of Fun program. The Denver nonprofit delivers backpacks filled with age-appropriate games, toys, and books to children going through serious medical treatment at local hospitals. Citywide will match total donations up to $2,500 during the campaign. The bank is also featuring the nonprofit at its 47th Annual Golf Classic tournament on August 29th. As the featured nonprofit, Citywide is donating a significant amount of additional funds based on golfers scores, Mulligan ticket sales, and other tie-ins.

The general public is encouraged to make a tax-deductible donation of any amount to the Gabby Krause Foundation. Citywide Banks will match donations received by midnight on September 9th, up to a total of $2,500. All donations should be made directly to the Gabby Krause Foundation through the following outlets:

Gabby Krause was an amazing six-year old who died in September 2004 after a courageous 19-month battle with brain cancer. Gabby loved purple, swimming, and coke-flavored slurpees. She sang, danced and laughed her way through chemo-therapy. She found the silly in everything! It is in her memory that the Gabby Krause Foundation was started, and in her spirit that the Bags of Fun program began. Gabby had the original Bag of Fun filled with toys and fun activities when she was battling her brain cancer. Her bag helped keep her busy and happy during long hospital visits. To the delight of other patients, she always shared her games and toys.

It was Gabby’s wish that every child at the hospital could have their very own Bag of Fun.

The Gabby Krause Foundation was started because of this special wish, and Bags of Fun was created in the spirit of Gabby’s original bag of toys and fun activities that kept her going throughout chemotherapy.

The Gabby Krause Foundation’s goal is to continue Gabby’s legacy of smiles and zest for life by delivering Bags of Fun to pediatric patients undergoing cancer treatment, kidney dialysis and heart, liver and kidney transplants throughout Colorado as well as nationally through our ever-expanding network of affiliates, and upon special request.

For more information about the Gabby Krause Foundation, please visit www.BagsofFun.org.

About Citywide Banks
Colorado owned and family operated since 1963, Citywide Banks specializes in commercial lending, deposit accounts and cash management solutions for businesses throughout Denver and Boulder. The bank and its team of more than 250 Front Range employees is a proud supporter of hundreds of local charities through employee volunteering, financial contributions, and social media awareness campaigns. For more information, please visit the bank’s website at www.CitywideBanks.com. Citywide Banks is Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

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