First National Community Bank (FNCB) again "goes pink" at their Spruce Street branch to support this year’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, September 21 at 8 a.m. A long-time supporter of the annual race through employee participation, sponsorship and fundraising programs, this year the Bank has chosen to honor the memory of Maryann Walker, an FNCB employee who lost her battle to breast cancer.
"Whether we decorate the branch, walk or sell lemonade, everything we do this year is in honor of Maryann," said VP, Organizational Development & Staffing Officer Joan Dwyer. “When word got out of what we were doing, four students from Riverside High School volunteered to paint our Scranton office windows with past Race for the Cure themes. To raise money for Komen, our Community Caring Team will be passing out pink lemonade the day of the race. And this year our employees, families and friends will be walking in record numbers. Everyone has really come together in support.”
"Susan G. Komen Northeastern Pennsylvania Race for the Cure is proud to have FNCB as a Race Sponsor and Community Partner," said Dolly Woody, Executive Director Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate. "Each year the bank challenges itself with creating new ways to raise awareness about a disease that strikes one woman every two minutes, while showing strong support for survivors who are on the front lines everyday battling the disease. The pink decorations on their branch are a reminder to all survivors that until a cure is found, we are in this fight together!"
The support of Komen NEPA Race for the Cure represents part of a larger Community Caring initiative. Through outreach programs, donations and an employee volunteer network, FNCB is committed to helping the communities they serve.
Founded in 1910, FNCB supports its mission: Simply a better bank™ with an endless commitment to the communities they serve. FNCB is the largest community bank in Northeastern Pennsylvania leading the way in personal, small business and commercial banking solutions. For more information, visit www.fncb.com.
Representatives from FNCB, Komen NEPA Race for the Cure and Riverside H.S. meet at the downtown Scranton FNCB which has been transformed for the 2013 Komen NEPA Community Goes Pink Challenge. This year’s entry features pink signage, banners with inspirational messages, bunting and windows painted by Riverside High School students. FNCB’s Race for the Cure efforts in 2013 honor FNCB employee Maryann Walker who lost her battle with breast cancer in January. L-R: Keisha Buttaro, Riverside H.S. Junior; Alysa Stone; Riverside H.S. Junior; Sara Benedict, Teller; Donna Czerw, SVP/Retail Banking Officer; Linda Pisano, Community Office Manager; JoAnna Grasso, Teller; Dolly Woody, Executive Director, Susan G. Komen for the Cure NEPA Affiliate; Eileen Farber-Bonk, AVP, Regional Manager; Liz D’Argenio, Customer Service Representative; Sharon Hawley, Teller; Colleen Sweeney, Teller; and Abigail Sweeney, Riverside H.S. Junior. Absent from photo: Rio Heug, Riverside H.S. Junior