For Immediate Release
Contact: Ronald D. Paul; 301.986.1800
December 4, 2013
NINTH ANNUAL EAGLEBANK FOUNDATION FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER GOLF CLASSIC RAISED OVER $300,000
BETHESDA, MD. The ninth annual EagleBank Foundation Fight Against Breast Cancer Golf Classic, held on October 14, 2013, at the Trump National Golf Club, raised over $300,000. Proceeds from this event continue to support research and outreach programs through partnerships 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 include The Children’s Inn at The National Institutes of Health, Men Against Breast Cancer, the Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County, the Wellness Community, Lolly’s Locks, Hope Connections for Cancer Support, Critters for the Cure and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Since the first golf tournament in 2005, the Foundation has raised over $1,650,000 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.
“Breast cancer is an issue that touches nearly everyone – we all know someone who has been affected by this disease,” commented Don Rogers (of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.), a Director of EagleBank and the Chairman of the EagleBank Foundation. “We are so grateful for the tremendous generosity of our sponsors, players, contributors and volunteers, who, year after year, have helped make this tournament such a success. Their participation has been crucial in assisting us in accomplishing our fundraising goals. By providing this much-needed funding for research at these well-deserving local hospitals, we are hopeful that our efforts will play a role in the prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime.”
“Raising public awareness for breast cancer is so critical, as more and more women each day are diagnosed with breast cancer,” commented EagleBank’s Chairman and CEO Ron Paul. “As a local, business bank, it is extremely important to us to be good corporate citizens—it is part of our daily mission. Our golf tournament is one of the ways that we give back to our community. Because of the generous donations of individuals and corporations for these past nine years—and the passion and hard work of our Committee members and everyone else involved in organizing this tournament—we have been able to raise substantial funds to help fight the devastating effects that breast cancer has on all who are touched by it. We are thankful to everyone for their continued support of our efforts to save more lives and help with the fight against this disease.”
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 eighteen 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.