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Centier Bank Donates $1,000 to Suicide Prevention Center for Race to Save Lives

October 7, 2022

SOUTH BEND, IND. – Centier Bank recently presented a $1,000 community donation to the Suicide Prevention Center of St. Joseph County for its upcoming Race to Save Lives – Walk for Hope event taking place on Oct. 15, 2022 in Howard Park. 
The Suicide Prevention Center provides educational programming and services aimed at preventing suicide, as well as training, community-wide awareness, and grief support resources. It also aims to reduce the stigma associated with suicide and to achieve zero suicides in Indiana. The Suicide Prevention Center is local to the Michiana area and offers a wide range of programs to educate, train and prevent suicide. 
The walk is the Suicide Prevention Center’s annual fundraiser and will honor those who have died by suicide. Funds raised from the event will support the center’s programming, which is critical to meet the needs of the community.   
Amy Pracht, Director of the Suicide Prevention Center, said the organization relies heavily on support from the local business community and is grateful to Centier Bank for its dedicated partnership. 
“We work hard to ensure that our programming remains available to anyone who needs it,” Pracht explained. “We could not facilitate this program without the support of Centier Bank and all of our sponsors. This sponsorship shows that Centier Bank truly cares about the community they serve.” 
Katlin Gaffron, Centier Bank’s Granger Branch Manager, presented the check to the Suicide Prevention Center, saying it is an honor to help shine a light on an issue that is often overlooked.  
“Suicide can be very hard for people to talk about, especially in light of the mental health crisis that took place in the last few years,” Gaffron said. “We are proud to call ourselves a community partner to the Suicide Prevention Center, so they can conduct the necessary outreach and bring the community together to provide support to those in need. No one should suffer alone.” 

For more information about the Race to Save Lives – Walk for Hope, go to

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