Eighth Annual EagleBank Foundation Fight Against Breast Cancer Golf Classic Raised Over $330,000
BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The eighth annual EagleBank Foundation Fight Against Breast Cancer Golf Classic, held on October 8, 2012 at the Trump National Golf Club, raised over $330,000. Proceeds from this event were used to continue our support of research and outreach programs through our partnership with the following local hospitals and organizations: Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Suburban Hospital in Montgomery County, MD, and Providence Hospital and Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. Other beneficiaries were The Children's Inn at The National Institutes of Health, Men Against Breast Cancer, the Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County and the Wellness Community.
Since the first golf tournament in 2005, the Foundation has raised over $1,500,000 for the benefit of local area hospitals and organizations in their fight against breast cancer. These funds have enabled local hospitals and other cancer-focused organizations in our community to continue ongoing research and provide support services—all dedicated to putting an end to breast cancer.
"We are so proud of our efforts to raise funds to help fight the devastating effects that breast cancer has on all who are touched by it," commented Donald R. Rogers (of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.), a director of EagleBank and the Chairman of the EagleBank Foundation. "We have once again "over-sold" this event. This is truly a testament to the passion and hard work of our Committee members and everyone else involved in organizing it. Thanks to the tremendous generosity of our sponsors, players, contributors and volunteers, we are proud to provide this much-needed funding for breast cancer programs and services at these well-deserving local hospitals. I admire the commitment and dedication of so many wonderful people that help make this tournament such a success, year after year," he concluded.
"Despite significant advances in treatment and prevention, breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. This annual event brings us in contact with many others who share our commitment to help the fight against breast cancer," commented EagleBank's Chairman and CEO Ronald D. Paul. "We successfully raised over $330,000—as a local, business bank, it is so important to give back to our community. But we could not have done it without the support of our employees, board members and their spouses, vendors and suppliers, the hospitals, and our generous sponsors, donors and players. We're so proud of these efforts—what a demonstration of teamwork—and sincerely thank everyone involved. We look forward to next year and another chance to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer."
ABOUT EAGLE BANCORP, INC. AND EAGLEBANK
Eagle Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for EagleBank, which commenced operations in 1998. The Bank is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, and conducts full service banking services through seventeen offices, located in Montgomery County, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. The Company focuses on building relationships with businesses, professionals and individuals in its marketplace.
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CONTACT: Ronald D. Paul 301.986.1800
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