Boulder cyclists, Henry Prescott III and George Lilley, completed their 3,500-mile trek through 13 states on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. It took the pair 48 days to bike from Seattle, through Minneapolis and Cleveland, to reach their final destination of Portland, Connecticut. The purpose was to raise awareness and critical funds for the fight against Parkinson’s Disease. The campaign, dubbed “Cycle Sea to Sea for PD,” has already raised $30,500, and continues to accept donations. The money will go to the Davis Phinney Foundation, Parkinson Association of the Rockies, GZ Sobol’s Parkinson’s Network, YMCA of Boulder Valley, and Middlesex YMCA.
Check out complete information about the ride at www.CycleSea2Sea4PD.org.
Citywide Banks is proud to support this great cause as one of the ride’s sponsors. We also want to congratulate our banking client, George Lilley, his ride partner, Henry Prescott III, and their large support team for making the ride a reality.
“The ride was a mixture of exhilaration, fatigue, stress, beauty, and a great sense of accomplishment,” commented Prescott. “Thank you for all the support back in Boulder. It really helped on those tough days.”
More About Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, neurodegenerative brain disorder affecting the brain, with subtle symptoms that get worse over time. Most people’s symptoms take years to develop, and they live for years with the disease. Parkinson’s involves the malfunction and death of vital nerve cells in the brain, called neurons. Parkinson’s primarily affects neurons in the an area of the brain called the substantia nigra. Some of these dying neurons produce dopamine, a chemical that relays messages between the substantia nigra and other parts of the brain to control movements of the human body. Dopamine helps humans to have smooth, coordinated muscle movements. As PD progresses, the amount of dopamine produced in the brain decreases, leaving a person unable to coordinate motor skills, resulting in tremor (hands, arms, legs, jaw and face), muscle rigidity, slowness of movement, difficulties with walking and balance, and reduced facial expressions.
Citywide Banks is teaming with Colorado nonprofit, Project L.I.F.E., to present a free community workshop on personal financial management on Saturday, August 1, 2015 in Denver. The two-hour presentation will overview budgeting, understanding credit reports, saving money, investing money, and safeguarding your personal financial information. Pre-registration is required due to limited space. For complete information and to register, please contact Jyona Slay at 303-292-0016 or firstname.lastname@example.org. […]
Pass it On, Citywide Banks is Hiring in Denver! Citywide Banks is currently looking for applicants to work as an Treasury Management Business Development Officer at our Hampden Branch in Denver. […]
Citywide Banks is proud to announce an annual partnership with the Gabby Krause Foundation to help fund its Bags of Fun program. The unique program delivers personalized backpacks of educational toys and electronics to kids going through serious medical treatment in Colorado hospitals. […]
Citywide Banks is currently looking for applicants to work as an Account Executive/Teller at our Cherry Creek Branch in Denver. This position provides customer service and promotes bank products to clients. For complete information and to apply online, please visit www.CitywideBanks.com. Watch for more career opportunities at Citywide Banks to be added regularly at www.CitywideBanks.com. […]
As the presenting sponsor for the fourth-straight year, Citywide Banks helped raise $40,000 at the 2015 Colorado Golf Foundation Annual Fundraising Tournament on May 28th. The money raised will help fund local youth programs, including the Solich Caddie and Leadership Academy and CommonGround’s community partnership activities. These programs primarily target underprivileged kids in metro Denver. […]
Citywide Banks awarded the Longmont Humane Society a $5,000 donation today at the bank’s Boulder offices. The nonprofit beat out six other Colorado charities to win the top donation in the recent Citywide Banks Charity Hand-Up Contest. Employees at the Boulder and Downtown Denver branches were responsible for nominating the Longmont Humane Society (LHS) for the contest. Employees celebrated today at a special lunch with members of the animal shelter, including Liz Smokowski, executive director, Kara Pappas, director of development, and Carrie Brackenridge, communication & outreach manager. […]
A great way to help protect yourself from identity theft is to shred financial documents that are no longer needed. As a free, community service, Citywide Banks is hosting its final shredding event of the season at its Mississippi branch this Saturday, May 30, 2015, from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon. The branch is located near I-225 and Mississippi in Aurora at 13731 E. Mississippi Avenue in Aurora. […]
Criminals have created yet another trick to scam vulnerable individuals out of their money. This time, it is college students and other millennials that are the primary targets. It’s called “Card Cracking” or “Card Popping.” It can occur in a variety of scenarios. The most common case involves a fraudster reaching out to an individual with an enticing plea for help to cash a check in return for some quick cash. The account holder is then convinced to give the scammer their debit card or reveal bank account credentials, enabling the scammer to deposit a fake check and make an immediate withdrawal. The account holder is then instructed to report the debit card stolen in return for cash — making him or her a criminal accomplice and subject to prosecution. […]
For the third straight year, Citywide Banks sponsored the EverFi (TM) financial literacy program for students at Arrupe Jesuit High School in Denver. This week, more than 85 graduating seniors were certified in the program that aims to better prepare young adults to effectively manage money and avoid the pitfalls of financial debt. Citywide Banks has partnered with EverFi to bring the financial management program to these high school students at no cost to the school. […]
Citywide Banks has teamed with the Colorado Golf Foundation for the fourth-straight year to present the nonprofit’s 2015 Fundraising Tournament on May 28th at the CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora. The money raised will help fund youth programs at the foundation, including the Solich Caddie and Leadership Academy and CommonGround’s community partnership activities. The programs supported by the Colorado Golf Foundation primarily target underprivileged kids in metro Denver communities. […]
Citywide Banks was the presenting sponsor and matching donor for Aurora Mental Health Center’s 2015 Spring Benefit held on May 1, 2015. The event raised $12,546, which will go to Aurora Youth Options (AYO), an offshoot program of Aurora Mental Health Center focused on youth mentoring and family engagement activities. The proceeds raised at the event includes a special donation matching fund created by Citywide Banks. […]
As a reminder, beginning May 2, 2015, Citywide Banks will no longer offer drive-up teller service on Saturdays at any of its branch locations. Night drops and ATMs remain available 24 hours a day. Additionally, the bank continues to offer a full spectrum of online banking services including its Remote Deposit Anywhere as part of the Mobile OnlineOption(TM) app. Existing operating hours continue unchanged during the weekdays. Full Citywide Banks branch information is available at http://www.citywidebanks.com/colorado/bank-locations.html. For additional assistance, please call Customer Service at 303-365-3650. […]
Longmont Humane Society edged out six other Colorado nonprofits to rally the most votes in Citywide Banks $8,000 Charity Hand-Up Contest. The 21-day Facebook contest raised awareness for seven Colorado nonprofits nominated by Citywide Banks employees. Longmont Humane Society will receive a $5,000 cash donation from the bank, while runner-up, EarthLinks, will receive $1,000. An additional $1,500 in donations will be split among the other nominees based on final vote standings. Aurora Mental Health Center will receive an extra $500 donation for growing its Facebook network the most during the contest. […]
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