IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - October 17, 2016) - Pacific Premier Bank® and Susan G. Komen® Orange County have formed a creative and powerful partnership to sponsor mobile mammography and outreach efforts throughout Orange County.
The 2016 sponsorship will focus on breast cancer education, awareness, and invaluable medical screening services. In an effort to reach low-income and underserved communities, Pacific Premier Bank and Komen Orange County will partner to deliver mobile mammography services -- with a concentrated focus on serving the county's most critical needs.
Pacific Premier Bank is proud to show its support by providing a $50,000, two-year grant to sponsor the mobile mammography and outreach efforts to Hispanic women in Anaheim, Buena Park, Santa Ana and San Juan Capistrano -- where Latina populations historically have statistically higher rates of late-stage breast cancer diagnosis. This partnership is consistent with the Bank's commitment to meeting the needs of its communities consistent with the Community Reinvestment Act.
"The entire Pacific Premier Bank team is honored to help Susan G. Komen Orange County deliver appropriate linguistic and cultural outreach, educational materials, and mobile mammography breast cancer screenings to our neighbors who need this attention the most," said Steven R. Gardner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Premier Bank.
The partnership will last for two full years, with particular emphasis placed on the month of October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pacific Premier Bank will also provide internal employee breast cancer awareness education throughout October, and branch employees will wear branded pink polo shirts with the breast cancer awareness ribbon every Friday in October. Branches will also display educational information to help increase awareness of breast cancer.
"This new partnership with Pacific Premier Bank gives Komen Orange County an increased ability to bring breast health services and mobile mammography to women who otherwise would not have access to care," said Lisa Wolter, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Orange County. "Pacific Premier Bank's support is greatly appreciated and is an outstanding example of a community bank showing how very much it cares about Orange County women and families."
Pacific Premier Bank has a longstanding commitment to supporting non-profit organizations devoted to cancer awareness and prevention. Despite advances in medicine and a dramatic decline in breast cancer death rates over the past 25 years, more than 40,000 women and men still die from breast cancer complications in the U.S. each year. Every day in Orange County, five women are diagnosed with breast cancer -- and one woman dies from breast cancer complications.
About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Orange County
Susan G. Komen is the world's largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy's life. Komen Orange County is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Orange County Race for the Cure®, Komen Orange County has invested more than $35 million in community breast health programs in Orange County and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information on Susan G. Komen Orange County, visit www.komenoc.org or call 714-957-9157.
About Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc.
Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Pacific Premier Bank, one of the largest community banks headquartered in Southern California. Pacific Premier Bank is a business bank primarily focused on serving small and middle market businesses in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego, California. Pacific Premier Bank offers a diverse range of lending products including commercial, commercial real estate, construction, and SBA loans, as well as specialty banking products for homeowners associations and franchise lending nationwide. Pacific Premier Bank serves its customers through its 16 full-service depository branches in Southern California located in the cities of Corona, Encinitas, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Los Alamitos, Murrieta, Newport Beach, Orange, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Redlands, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego.
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