Marietta resident Joy Gardner, retail personal banker at Fifth Third’s Madison Place Financial Center, signed this year’s Stand Up To Cancer banner. Gardner signed the banner in honor of her late Aunt Rosie, who lost her battle to bone cancer two years ago. Gardner was a 2013 recipient of the Fifth Third Bank President’s Circle award, the highest honor a banker can receive at Fifth Third Bank.
All local Fifth Third Bank branches recently raised money for Stand Up To Cancer and nationally the bank exceeded $1 million in donations, with more than $500,000 in donations from the recent “Pay to the Order of” campaign.
The campaign was launched in January and ended April 15. It leveraged new checking accounts to help drive donations for groundbreaking cancer research. For each new customer who opened a checking account with direct deposit and made three online bill payments, Fifth Third gave $150 to the customer and donated $150 to SU2C, an initiative that supports scientific collaboration to accelerate cancer research and bring new therapies to patients quickly.