IBC Bank Invites the Community to “Give Cancer the Boot”

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Sponsorship and tickets still available for ‘Give Cancer the Boot’ event featuring music by Ross & Friends

Standing lef to right: Ramiro Herrera, Nativido Lozano, Gerald Schwebel, John Villarreal, Wilfredo Martinez. Seated: Left to right: Eliza Gonzalez, Rebecca Banda, Gabriela Holloway, Rosalinda Ramirez, Judith Wawroski

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LAREDO, Texas – IBC Bank invites you to “Give Cancer the Boot” at a dinner and dance on Tuesday, October 15th at 7 p.m. at the IBC Bank Lago del Rio, featuring live music from Ross & Friends. “Give Cancer the Boot” is the final event for IBC Bank’s 2019 fundraising campaign for University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Sponsorship levels range from $2,000 to $10,000 and include tables for 10, preferred seating, company logos on printed and digital materials and an IBC Bank gift basket, based on level. Individual tickets are available for $100. Every sponsorship or ticket purchase is tax deductible, and will be matched dollar for dollar by IBC Bank.

“At some point all of us will experience a loved one, a friend, colleague or personal issue with cancer,” said Dennis E. Nixon, IBC Bank Chairman and CEO and a cancer survivor himself. “As a Senior Member of the Board of Visitors of MD Anderson, I enthusiastically encourage you to participate in this event. IBC Bank’s anniversary campaign in 2016 raised $1 million from the community and was matched with another $1 million from IBC Bank thanks to friends, customers and employees. I know we can reach that goal again in 2019.” 

IBC Bank locations across Texas and Oklahoma have been hosting special events and fundraisers since May 10th in order raise $1 million in donations from the community, friends, neighbors and those who know the plight of cancer. Every dollar raised will be matched by IBC Bank in order to reach $2 million.

            MD Anderson is the world’s most impactful cancer center and treats more than 140,000 patients from over 120 countries each year. The center oversees the largest clinical trials program in the nation, with more than 10,100 patients enrolled. Since 1944, more than 1.4 million patients have turned to MD Anderson for cancer care.

IBC Bank has been a proud supporter of MD Anderson for many years and encourages the communities they serve to become MD Anderson supporters as well.

             MD Anderson Cancer Research Center, ranked #1 in the world, has been among the trailblazers focused on studies to combat this deadly disease. In fact, one of their leading and eminent researchers Dr. Jim Allison was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine for launching an effective new way to attack cancer by treating the immune system rather than the tumor.

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“Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those touched by this disease,” said Nixon. “For all of us, this is about ending Cancer and saving lives, so that is why we are ‘doing more’ by sponsoring this campaign.”

The community is encouraged to give generously at any of the 189 bank branches throughout Texas and Oklahoma or online at www.mdanderson/ibcbank.org. IBC Bank will match your donation dollar-for-dollar. For every donation made at an IBC Bank branch, customers will be able to write a tribute to a loved one and display at the branch.

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