August 16, 2021

Starion Bank announced today that it has pledged $250,000 to the Bismarck Cancer Center expansion campaign. The Healing for Today, Building Hope for Tomorrow Capital Campaign will help the Bismarck Cancer Center renovate the existing facility and add a second floor. The new area will include additional exam rooms, family counseling rooms, treatment equipment, and a more comfortable, welcoming space for families to await their appointments.

Starion Bank is proud to support the people and organizations who provide necessary and compassionate health care services in our communities. Expanding the Bismarck Cancer Center helps our region prepare to handle the unfortunate yet growing need for cancer treatments. With these expansions, the Center will be able to treat more people in less time, ultimately saving more lives, providing more hope, and impacting our community even more than it already has.

The Bismarck Cancer Center is such an important organization in our community,” says Lee Weisbeck, Bismarck-Mandan Market President. “It’s a place of hope for individuals and their families who are fighting battles with cancer. The Center delivers the highest quality radiation treatments to people within Bismarck/Mandan and surrounding region. Those treatments have improved the quality of life and length of life for so many individuals. The work from the Cancer Center's staff is invaluable.

Bismarck Cancer Center visitors may see a familiar name on the new art hanging in the waiting area. Shelley Larson, Starion Bank family owner and well-known local artist, is assisting in decorating the new space by curating a rotating collection of her original paintings. The artwork inspires courage, strength, endurance, and hope in patients and their families.

Craig Larson, Starion Bank CEO and Board Chairman, says the decision to donate was easy. “Donating to the Healing for Today, Building Hope for Tomorrow Capital Campaign was an instant and unanimous yes from our entire team. The Bismarck Cancer Center is changing and impacting lives within our community every day, and we are proud to be able to support a cause such as this.