Written by Allison Gayne  |  21. September 2011

Islandia, NY; September 21, 2011 - In honor of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Long Island's Community Banksm, Gold Coast Bank, is designating 100 percent of its ATM withdrawal and query transaction fees to benefit Long Island's Beauty for a Cure, an organization dedicated to supporting Long Island not-for-profit breast cancer charities. While Gold Coast Bank first debuted its "Pay It Forward For Breast Cancer" program last year at its Huntington branch, it is expanding the initiative this year to all three of its branches, which will run from October 1, 2011 to October 31, 2011 at Gold Coast Bank's Islandia, Huntington and Setauket locations. "Gold Coast Bank takes its community commitment very seriously and is always looking for ways to support the individuals we serve whenever and wherever we can," says Gold Coast Bank President Joseph Perri. "By rolling out our 'Pay It Forward' ATM fundraiser for breast cancer, we are able to participate in not only raising breast cancer awareness but also raising funds that can be instrumental in making a difference among the dedicated charities that work so hard in the fight against breast cancer. It is important that we all help in whatever ways we can to join in this fight." By selecting Beauty for a Cure as this year's beneficiary, Gold Coast Bank is able to extend its support to several local breast cancer charities affiliated with the organization: Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition, Lean On Me Breast Cancer Network, Inc., West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc., and Long Beach Breast Cancer Coalition. Each of these non-profit organizations distributes their funds throughout the Long Island community to help with medical counseling, research and development, as well support areas of prevention, education, wellness counseling and legislation advocacy for achieving increased funding. "It is a blessing to see a Long Island based bank like Gold Coast Bank opting to pay it forward instead of choosing to absorb fees for its own personal gain and interest," says Beauty for a Cure Founder Christina Amato-Smith. "Their 'Pay It Forward For Breast Cancer' initiative is sure to assist us in our continued efforts in fighting breast cancer on Long Island. We are grateful for their support." For more details regarding Gold Coast Bank's "Pay It Forward" For Breast Cancer, please call 631.233.8622 or email info@gcbny.com. About Beauty for a Cure Established by breast cancer survivor Christina Amato-Smith, Beauty for a Cure is an organization that is designed to help spread awareness about breast cancer and is dedicated to obtaining resources to assist with funding for Long Island not-for-profit breast cancer charities. To learn more about Beauty for a Cure, call 631-926-0037 or visit www.beautyforacure.org. About Gold Coast Bank Headquartered in Islandia with individual branches located in Huntington and Setauket, Gold Coast Bank is a New York State chartered bank whose popularity and sterling reputation stems from the strong, long-term relationships it has cultivated among its large and diverse customer base. A member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and one of Long Island's financially strongest denovo banks, Gold Coast Bank has more than $100 million in assets and prides itself on providing businesses and individuals with quality lending and banking services. Fulfilling a unique niche within the Long Island commercial banking sector, Gold Coast Bank delivers specialty lending capabilities in a variety of areas that include real estate, equipment finance, and lines of credit for privately owned businesses. For more information about Gold Coast Bank, please visit www.gcbny.com. # # #

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