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Lakeland Bank Staff Donates to St. Jude

Employees raise $3,000 to help find cures for catastrophic childhood diseases
Oak Ridge, N.J. – June 18, 2012 –– Employees at Lakeland Bank selected St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® as one of their favorite charities to support through the company’s Jeans Day program. The $3,000 contributed will help St. Jude with their mission of finding cures and saving children from catastrophic childhood diseases.
“The health of children in our communities, whether here in New Jersey or halfway around the globe, is a concern for many of us,” said Thomas J. Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank. “And, I am proud that my colleagues support organizations such as St. Jude that strive to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of children suffering from cancer and other devastating diseases.”
For 50 years, St. Jude has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, the hospital remains committed to its mission and is open to children from the United States as well as those from around the world. No child is ever denied treatment, because of a family’s inability to pay. Visit www.stjude.org to learn more.
“The donation from Lakeland Bank is greatly appreciated,” said Leah Heister, senior event marketing representative at St. Jude. “And, we can’t thank the staff enough for their continued support of St. Jude.”
The Bank’s Jeans Day program provides an opportunity for employees to wear jeans on Fridays if they contribute $10 or more monthly to Lakeland Bank Charities. Employees nominate their favorite charities at the beginning of the year, and each month a charity is selected to receive a donation.
About Lakeland Bank
Lakeland Bancorp, the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has an asset base of approximately $2.9 billion and 47 offices spanning six northern New Jersey counties: Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren. Lakeland Bank offers an extensive array of consumer and commercial products and services, including online banking, localized commercial lending teams, and 24-hour or less turnaround time on consumer loan applications. For more information about the bank’s full line of products and services, visit their website at lakelandbank.com.      
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Photo courtesy: Lakeland Bank
Photo caption: Drew TerWaarbeek, branch manager of the Lakeland Bank Montville office, third from right, and team members Kathy Sieber, Cindy Cascio, Kim Samuelsen, Dan Fetterman, Rose Meyer, and Ashley Fazio (l to r) participate in the Bank’s Jeans Day program to raise funds for various charities. Lakeland Bank staff recently donated $3,000 to support the St. Jude mission to find cures and save children from catastrophic childhood diseases.