Lakeland Bank Chief Information Officer Named 2020 Chair of March for Babies

Paul Ho Sing Loy committed to helping March of Dimes exceed its goal to raise $500,000

Oak Ridge, N.J. – Nov. 25, 2019 – Lakeland Bank is pleased to announce that Paul Ho Sing Loy, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, will serve as the 2020 Chair of the Meadowlands March for Babies in northern New Jersey. Thousands of supporters are expected to participate at the Meadowlands Racetrack march which is one of three events being held across the State on April 26, 2020.

“I was honored to accept the Chair position for the 2020 March for Babies to support the important work the March of Dimes does in their fight to promote strong babies and healthy moms,” said Ho Sing Loy. “When I learned the United States has some of the worst rates of premature births, infant mortality, and maternal mortality, I was determined to get involved and I’m grateful that Lakeland Bank is joining me to raise awareness of the March of Dimes mission.”

Recently, in recognition of Prematurity Awareness Month this November, Ho Sing Loy participated in a tour of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Hackensack, NJ. He was joined by Greater NY/NJ March of Dimes Board of Directors member, Eli Manning; members of the Lakeland Bank Team; Josh and Brett Lurie of Wilmington Paper Corporation; and other community leaders.

“When you participate in a March for Babies, you’re helping to tackle the biggest health threats facing moms and babies, such as those these families have experienced,” said JoAnn Bartoli, Associate Executive Director for March of Dimes. “We’re thrilled to have Paul serve as our local March for Babies chair. He shares our commitment to moms through every stage of the pregnancy journey, even when everything doesn’t go according to plan. Moms and babies are facing higher risks than ever before and March for Babies is a day for everyone to help change that by coming together and participating nationwide.”

“There is no better way to fully understand the impact of premature birth then to see it first hand and meet the families affected,” stated Ho Sing Loy.

The Team Lakeland goal is to raise $40,000 for research, education, advocacy and programs that improve the health of moms and babies locally and across the nation. The Bank will donate $25,000 to kickoff the company-wide campaign and will encourage associates to participate in raising $15,000 to meet the Bank’s overall goal.

The March for Babies event at the Meadowlands Racetrack will be held on Sunday, April 26. The commencement ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and teams will walk three miles on the one mile track. The event will be held rain or shine and is family friendly with lots of activities, food and music. Pease note pets are not allowed. Join the Lakeland Bank Team or visit marchforbabies.org for more information. March for Babies 2020 is expected to raise $500,000.

If you are interested in joining the Lakeland Bank team, it is easy to do so with these four steps:

  1. Register: March For Babies Lakeland Bank
  2. Share: tell family and friends about March for Babies and encourage them to join you
  3. Fundraise: set a goal and use the online tools to boost your fundraising
  4. Celebrate: walk on April 26, 2020

About March of Dimes

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. They support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, March of Dimes empowers every mom and every family.

About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI), which has over $6 billion in total assets. With an extensive branch network and commercial lending centers throughout New Jersey and Highland Mills, N.Y., the Bank offers business and retail banking products and services. Business services include commercial loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate loans, loans for healthcare services, asset based lending, equipment financing, small business loans and lines, and treasury management services. Consumer services include online and mobile banking, home equity loans and lines, mortgage options and wealth management solutions. Lakeland is proud to be recognized as New Jersey’s #1 Best-In-State Banks by Forbes and Statista, rated a 5-Star Bank by Bauer Financial and named one of New Jersey’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies by NJBIZ. Visit LakelandBank.com for more information.

 

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