SCRANTON - First National Community Bank's downtown Scranton branch has once again “gone pink” in support of this year's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure being held Saturday, Sept. 20.

SCRANTON - First National Community Bank’s downtown Scranton branch has once again “gone pink” in support of this year’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure being held Saturday, Sept. 20.

As part of the 2014 Komen NEPA Community Goes Pink Challenge, which encourages area homes and businesses to decorate in a pink theme, FNCB’s branch on Spruce St. has been adorned with pink signage, large pink window ribbons and pink fabric draped over the entrance.

“We always try to do something a little different every year,” said Marketing Specialist Mike Cummings. “It’s a great way to raise awareness for the event.”

In addition to the pink transformation of the branch, FNCB is a sponsor of the race and has put together a team of walkers totaling nearly 50 employees, family and friends.

The team will participate under the name “Maryann’s Walkers” in honor of Maryann Walker, an employee who lost her battle with breast cancer in January 2013.

“This is the second year we have walked in her memory,” said Cummings. “Through our simple decorations, race participation and sponsorship, we hope to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for this terrible disease that took the life of a wonderful person and so many others.”

Dolly Woody, Executive Director of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate, added, “We are proud to have FNCB as a Race Sponsor and Community Partner.

“Each year the bank challenges itself with creating new ways to raise awareness about a disease that strikes one woman every two minutes, while showing strong support for survivors who are on the front lines everyday battling the disease.

“The pink decorations on their branch are a reminder to all survivors that until a cure is found, we are in this fight together.”

The support of Komen NEPA Race for the Cure represents part of a larger Community Caring initiative by FNCB.

Through outreach programs, donations and an employee volunteer network, FNCB is committed to helping the communities they serve.

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Photo: Representatives from FNCB and Komen NEPA Race for the Cure meet at the downtown Scranton FNCB which has been transformed for the 2014 Komen NEPA Community Goes Pink Challenge. This year’s entry features pink signage, large pink window ribbons and pink fabric draped over the entrance.

FNCB’s Race for the Cure efforts honor former employee Maryann Walker who lost her battle with breast cancer in January 2013.