BankFive recently held their second “Jeans Day” to benefit “HEALING little HEARTS”. BankFive has established a quarterly “Jeans Day” where participating employees donate $5.00 to a charitable non-profit organization and wear jeans on a specified Friday. Charitable organizations or causes are nominated and voted on by BankFive employees. Renee Oliveira, Assistant Manager of the Customer Contact Center, nominated HEALING little HEARTS for the 4th quarter 2010 “Jeans Day”. A check for $605.00 was presented to Brady and his parents by employees of the bank at its headquarters in Fall River.
HEALING little HEARTS foundation was started in June of 2007 by Marc and Kelly Weglowski and their daughter, Jillian. The Weglowskis’ son, Brady, now 5 years old, was born with a congenital heart defect called tetralogy of fallot with pulmonary atresia. This is a complex heart defect that requires many surgeries and medical procedures throughout Brady’s life. He has spent many days and nights at Children’s Hospital Boston.
HEALING little HEARTS mission is to fund research at Children’s Hospital Boston that will aid in the treatment and cure of pediatric heart defects under the leadership of John E. Mayer, MD. Specifically, research on tissue engineered heart valve replacement. It is one of the greatest hopes for reducing the number of surgeries over the course of a child’s life and reducing the risks associated – from death to developmental impairment – with multiple open heart surgeries. For more information, visit them online at http://www.healinglittlehearts.com/.