Monday, May 21, 2012
STUART, FL (May 14, 2012) – Nearly 30 Seacoast National Bank employees braved cloudy and threatening weather to support the 2012 Martin County "Walk to Cure Diabetes” for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on Saturday, April 14. The team raised over $4,000. Seacoast National Bank’s Senior Vice President/Treasure Coast Regional Commercial Lending Manager Robert Barfield served as the walk’s Corporate Sponsor Chairman.
"I was happy to see so many of my colleagues turn out with their families, especially during such a busy time of year,” said Barfield. "The walk has become an important event in Martin County and Seacoast is pleased to support such a worthwhile cause.”
The walk began at Flagler Park in downtown Stuart, where community booths lined the park and breakfast was offered to all the walkers. More than 750 people walked across the Roosevelt Bridge and back to raise funds to help find a cure for the disease. The 2012 walk raised $141,000, an increase of 15% over last year’s walk.
Seacoast National Bank is the operating arm of Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF). With over $2 billion in assets and 39 branches from Orlando to Palm Beach Gardens and south central Florida, it is one of the largest community banks headquartered in Florida. For more information please visit the bank’s website at www.SeacoastNational.com.
PHOTO CAPTION: The familiar "Sea of Teal” of the employees of Seacoast National Bank at the 2012 Walk to Cure Diabetes in Stuart.