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Gibraltar Business Capital announced that it will be expanding its corporate giving program with sponsorship activities in support of the Cancer Wellness Center of Northbrook, IL, as well as looking …

Gibraltar Business Capital announced that it will be expanding its corporate giving program with sponsorship activities in support of the Cancer Wellness Center of Northbrook, IL, as well as looking into additional organizations in the Chicago area and across the US.

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  • 1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GIBRALTAR BUSINESS CAPITAL ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF ITS CORPORATE GIVING PROGRAM Northbrook, IL—(June 3, 2014) Gibraltar Business Capital announced that it will be expanding its corporate giving program with sponsorship activities in support of the Cancer Wellness Center of Northbrook, IL, as well as looking into additional organizations in the Chicago area and across the US. Gibraltar Business Capital has long been a sponsor of events organized by the Cancer Wellness Center, and will continue to strengthen its involvement. Building on these efforts, the company shared that it will also be exploring new initiatives to benefit various causes that are important in the communities in which the company operates. This year, Gibraltar Business Capital will again serve as a sponsor of the 9th Annual Cancer Wellness Center Golf Outing on July 14, 2014. Hosted at Olympia Fields Country Club, this tournament is a major fundraising event with all proceeds supporting the Cancer Wellness Center. In the past two years, through Gibraltar Business Capital’s donations, fundraising efforts and participation on the Center’s Board of Directors, the company has helped to raise more than $150,000 for the Cancer Wellness Center. “We’re delighted to support the Cancer Wellness Center and their annual golf outing,” said Scott Winicour, COO of Gibraltar Business Capital and a member of the Board of Directors for the Cancer Wellness Center. “Each year, this event is well received by participants, driving awareness and broadening the Center’s base of supporters, which in turn helps to provide much needed funding. We take pride in knowing that our participation supports the Center’s ability to continue offering all of their services completely free of charge to the community.” Scott Winicour is also serving as Co-Chair of the Center’s 25th Anniversary Benefit Event, which will take place October 25, 2014 at the Westin Chicago North Shore, in Wheeling. Inspired by his mother Patsy Winicour and several friends who originally helped to found the Cancer Wellness Center in 1989, Scott and his family continue to be active supporters of the organization. “The Cancer Wellness Center is such an incredible resource, recognized for their highly effective counseling and wellness programs that really
  • 2. help to empower individuals and enhance their quality of life as they deal with a difficult illness,” added Scott. “It means a great deal to Gibraltar employees and their families to play a role that makes a discernible difference in people’s lives. We applaud the Center’s work for so many years, and look forward to deepening our relationship in the future.” Recently, more than 25 Gibraltar employees, and their family and friends, took part in the 10th Annual “Stepping Up To Wellness Run/Walk” on behalf of the Cancer Wellness Center of Northbrook, IL. Approximately 800 participants in total helped to raise over $100,000 for the Center. “We’re fortunate to have the support of the team at Gibraltar, and they’ve expressed to us what it means to them personally and as a company to be a part of the Center,” noted Nancy Bulzoni, Executive Director of the Cancer Wellness Center. “We really appreciate that this group dedicates their personal time and fundraising efforts and look forward to further collaborating in the years to come.” About the Cancer Wellness Center The Cancer Wellness Center was founded in 1989 by Patsy Winicour of Deerfield, Judy Brannon of Lake Forest, and the late Mary DeJager of Lake Forest, whose collective goal was to “help people live better while living with cancer.” Headquartered in Northbrook, the Center also serves the community with another facility in Grayslake. The mission of the Cancer Wellness Center is to empower those affected by cancer and enhance the quality of their lives through psychosocial support and education. The Center offers many educational programs and special events throughout the year, which often include an experiential element, featuring professionals from a variety of fields, sharing the most current and useful information possible. All programs and services are completely free of charge, thanks to the dedicated donors of the organization.
  • 3. The Center also offers much needed counseling sessions either one-on-one or for the family, plus a variety of regularly scheduled classes for healthy living and overall wellness of mind, body and spirit, including acupuncture, meditation, nutritional counseling, reflexology, cranio sacral massage therapy, reiki, yoga, and much more. For more information about the 9th Annual Cancer Wellness Center Golf Outing and the 25th Anniversary Benefit Event, visit http://cancerwellness.org/. Earlier this year, the Cancer Wellness Center partnered with Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, which provides and generously supports its health and wellness programs. Since 2012, the Cancer Wellness Center has been a partner of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, which also offers programs at their Cancer Survivorship Center. About Gibraltar Business Capital Headquartered in Chicago, Gibraltar Business Capital is a privately held middle-market lender providing small- to medium-sized business owners fresh and accessible capital alternatives to a commercial bank loan. With fast, flexible asset-based lending and factoring solutions, Gibraltar delivers lines of credit and specialized funding that allows business owners to meet their objectives. Building on its 60-year history, Gibraltar Business Capital is a multifaceted company strategically positioned with the portfolio, infrastructure, personnel and resources to support its clients nationwide. For more information, visit www.gibraltarbc.com. # # # Media Contact for Gibraltar Business Capital: Roberta Tsang|Roberta Tsang Public Relations P: 917-449-3693 roberta@robertatsangpr.com