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M&I Raises Funds for Friends of Kids With Cancer on Astini News

ST. LOUIS, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- M&I, a part of BMO Financial Group, recently raised $14,067.91 for Friends of Kids with Cancer.  The funds were raised by employees, customers and community members who donated to this important cause at an M&I branch in the St. Louis area during the month of February.  M&I has raised nearly $75,000 over the past 6 years for the organization.

"Friends of Kids with Cancer does important work helping the kids in our community when they need it most which is why we have been supporting them for several years and why our employees rally around them," said Kim Weishaupt, senior vice president, M&I, a part of BMO Financial Group.

"I enjoy visiting all the M&I branches during February and am amazed at their creative displays of hearts and ways of raising money.  They all truly give from their hearts," said Judy Ciapciak, Executive Director of Friends of Kids with Cancer. "It is these types of relationships that allow us to provide important services to these special kids and their families in St. Louis."

Friends of Kids with Cancer is devoted to enriching the daily lives of children undergoing treatment for cancer and blood related diseases. Their mission is to be an advocate for these special kids and provide them and their families with the recreational, educational, and emotional support needed throughout the long hours of chemotherapy, illness and isolation. For more information about the organization visit their website at

About BMO Harris Bank
Based in Chicago, BMO Harris Bank N.A. provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 650 branches and approximately 1,350 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. Deposit and loan products and services provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank(SM) and M&I® are trade names used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with 1,600 branches, and a retail deposit base of approximately $180 billion.

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