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Marquette Bank Employees Host 7th Annual PINKnic to Support Breast Cancer Research
Annual fundraiser kicks off local bank's upcoming sponsorship of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Orland Park, IL (August 15, 2012) –– Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, held its 7th Annual Marquette Bank Employee PINKnic to raise money for breast cancer research and the American Cancer Society. The pink-themed, employee-organized picnic held at the bank’s Corporate Center in Orland Park officially launched Marquette Bank’s efforts to raise money for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, where Marquette Bank will be a flagship sponsor. This year’s South Suburban walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at Centennial Park in Orland Park. ”We’d like to thank all of our local vendors, our employees and their family members who contributed to this year’s PINKnic fundraiser benefiting breast cancer research ,” said George Moncada, President & CEO. “We’re always proud to support the American Cancer Society, which impacts so many lives, as most people have a family member or know someone touched by breast cancer.” Fundraising activities at the PINKnic included a silent auction, bingo, prize drawings, food and drink sales along with the main attraction, “PINKnic gets the Blues,” featuring blues musicians, Rockin’ Johnny Burgin and Smiley Tillmon. The PINKnic was attended by over 195 Marquette Bank employees, family members and vendors and collected more than $9,200. This event is part of the Marquette Neighborhood Commitment, where each quarter the Bank focuses on a different area of need: shelter, hunger, education and health/wellness. Marquette Bank would like to thank the following businesses for donating prizes for the 2012 Marquette PINKnic fundraising event: Airport Electric, American Sealcoating, ATMI, Chicago Office Products, Corrigan Heating & Cooling Company, Fitzgibbons & Associates, Inc., Holcer & Company, Inc., Independent Forms, J. Britis Lanscaping, Jones & Cleary Roofing, Kris Keuch, Kwasigroch Electric, MIDCO, Northstar Group, Ozmin & Associates, Inc., Rainbow Cleaning, Red Cap Cleaning, Tom Micetic, Trinity Roofing Service, Inc., Tylka Printing and White Way Sign. Over the past eleven years, employees and friends of Marquette Bank have contributed over $100,000 to the American Cancer Society through fundraising and participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The 2012 South Suburban Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will be held in Orland Park on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at Centennial Park with registration at 8 a.m. Marquette Bank encourages neighbors and local businesses to participate in the walk or make donations to the American Cancer Society online at www.cancer.org/stridesonline. For more information about Marquette Bank, visit www.emarquettebank.com or call 1-888-254-9500.
Photo Caption: Marquette Bank employees collected over $9,200 to benefit breast cancer research during its 7th Annual Marquette Bank Employee PINKnic held in Orland Park.
Photo Caption: Marty the Moose, Marquette Bank’s mascot, made a guest appearance at the 7th Annual Marquette Bank Employee PINKnic.
Photo Caption: Blues musicians Smiley Tillmon (center) and Rockin’ Johnny Burgin (left) entertained the crowd at Marquette Bank’s 7th Annual PINKnic.
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