Contact: Trevor R. Burgess
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
ST PETERSBURG, FL (January 29, 2013) – C1 Bank announced today that Bank President, Katie Pemble, is the 2013 Tampa Bay Chair for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement. Pemble, being a heart disease survivor, has made it a personal endeavor to raise awareness in the Tampa Bay area and share the truth that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women.
“Despite an incredible scare thirteen years ago, I am thriving today because of the work done by the American Heart Association. Women are still dying at an alarming rate because the vast majority of women and men are unaware of the magnitude of this killer. Increased awareness, recognition of symptoms and preventative measures absolutely will result in significantly fewer deaths. I Go Red and dedicate my energy to this endeavor to save the lives of as many mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, nieces and friends as possible,” said Pemble.
C1 Bank is sponsoring the annual Tampa Bay Go Red For Women Luncheon at the A La Carte Event Pavilion on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 which Pemble will host. The event mission is to better educate women about their risk of heart disease, and raise funds to lead the fight against the No. 1 killer of women. 2013 celebrates 10 years of Go Red for Women with this year’s theme being “Isn’t She Lovely.”
“Every woman needs to know that heart disease doesn’t just happen to men,” said Trevor Burgess, C1 Bank CEO. “I’m honored that Katie is undertaking such an important mission to do whatever it takes to help women understand the importance of heart disease which can be the difference between life and death.”
About C1 Bank: C1 Bank is a local, independent bank that serves thousands of sophisticated savers and borrowers from 21 locations Tampa Bay, a loan production office in Miami and online at www.C1Bank.com. C1 Bank is a leader in checking, savings and money markets, residential mortgages, business loans, SBA loan programs, and association and treasury services. C1 Bank is the Official Bank of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Official Bank of the Outback Bowl and a Corporate Partner of the Miami HEAT.
About Go Red for Women: Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement, created by women, for women, dedicated to uncovering the truth about women and heart disease: heart disease can kill you or a woman you love. With more women dying of cardiovascular disease than all forms of cancer combined, we are committed to fighting this No. 1 killer that is preventable. For more information please visit GoRedforWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278). The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc, with additional support from our cause sponsors.
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