SOURCE: BMO Financial Group

April 25, 2014 15:05 ET

One Team, One Goal, One Inspiration: Urbanski United to Take to the Streets in Support of the American Cancer Society's 43rd Annual Walk and Roll Fundraiser

Hundreds of Friends, Family Members and Colleagues of BMO Financial Group's Dean Urbanski Have Come Together to Raise Over $26,000 for the American Cancer Society

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 25, 2014) - Urbanski United, a formidable combination of BMO Financial Group employees, friends and family members of Dean Urbanski, are coming together to walk, run and cycle in the American Cancer Society's 43rd Annual Walk & Roll in Chicago this Saturday, April 26, to help raise money for cancer research and to support Dean in his battle against cancer.

The Urbanski United team is over 200 strong, with 140 participants planning either to run, walk or cycle the event. To date, the team has raised more than $26,000. BMO Harris Financial Advisors is also supporting the Walk and Roll Fundraiser as a Silver Sponsor. Moreover, BMO will be making a contribution on behalf of Urbanski United to the American Cancer Society. 

"Dean's recent cancer diagnosis hit everyone hard, but his bravery and incredible attitude during the treatment process have inspired all of us," said Mike Miroballi, President, BMO Harris Financial Advisors. "The troops have been marshaled under the banner 'Urbanski United', and this wonderful response is a testament to the impact Dean has had on all of his colleagues and friends."

"I've been in the business of financial planning for most of my career, and I can say from first-hand experience that the importance of being financially prepared for a medical situation like the one I'm currently dealing with cannot be over-stated," said Mr. Urbanski, National Director, Advisory Services, BMO Harris Financial Advisors. "I'm so touched by the way my colleagues, friends and family have rallied around me through this challenging time and have been so quick to show their support of the American Cancer Society through 'Urbanski United'. Words really can't express what it means to me."

The American Cancer Society's Walk & Roll helps raise awareness and funds to support the lifesaving services of the American Cancer Society. The annual event is the longest-running cancer fundraiser in Illinois. To support the event, please visit the American Cancer Society website.

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