March 19th, 2012
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Fifth Third Bank and Chicago Bears cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman recently unveiled a locker full of toys and games and books for sick children receiving care at Rush Presbyterian's new hospital.
Fifth Third Bank and Tillman's non profit foundation, The Cornerstone Foundation, provides football style lockers full of gameboys, iPads, Nintendo DX, books, Nooks, and other things to help entertain patients and their family members while in the hospital.
"I'm so happy to be here today to officially open this newest locker," Tillman told a room full of young patients. "My wife Jackie and I know what it's like to sit in a hospital for hours and days and weeks and we hope that these items can help bring a little joy and entertainment to your hospital stay."
Tim Hannahs, SVP, Private Bank, Fifth Third Bank and a board member of the Cornerstone Foundation echoed Tillman's sentiments. "Fifth Third Bank has been a long time supporter of Charles Tillman and of these lockers." He went on to explain that the bank has helped Tillman fund and install lockers at Children's Memorial, Loyola and other area hospitals.
A special thanks to the Rush Photo Group for their generosity in taking pictures for the locker event.
For more information about Fifth Third Bank, visit www.53.com. For more inforation about Tillman's foundation, visit. www.charlestillman.org.