CINCINNATI, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Third Bank and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., driver of the No. 6 Fifth Third Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing, will be lending their support to Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) by featuring the SU2C logo on Stenhouse's Ford during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finale of 2012 held at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2012.
"Every year cancer claims the lives of more than 560,000 Americans and almost eight million people worldwide. Fifth Third Bank is proud to be able to help raise awareness for Stand Up To Cancer and assist in achieving its goal of ending cancer's reign as the leading cause of death," said Greg Carmichael, president and COO of Fifth Third Bancorp.
The race will be broadcast on ESPN beginning at 2pm EST on Sunday, November 18th and is anticipated to garner a large viewing audience since it will determine the 2012 champion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
"Most every family in America has been touched in some way by cancer, including my own," said Stenhouse, driver of the Fifth Third Ford Fusion and also the current points leader for the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship. "I am honored to have the opportunity to support Stand Up To Cancer and help raise awareness for the movement. NASCAR fans are not only loyal, but generous as well. I encourage all the race fans out there to visit SU2C.org online this weekend and consider making a donation to help in the fight to end cancer."
"Stand Up To Cancer is a populist movement, founded on the idea that each and every one of us can play a role in this fight. We're so grateful to Fifth Third Bank and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. for giving us this unique platform to get that message out to the public," said Rusty Robertson, Stand Up To Cancer co-founder.
ABOUT FIFTH THIRD BANK
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $117 billion in assets and operates 15 affiliates with 1,325 full-service Banking Centers, including 105 Bank Mart® locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,404 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 39% interest in Vantiv Holding, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of September 30, 2012, had $300 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $26 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® National Global Select Market under the symbol "FITB." Fifth Third Bank. Member FDIC.
ABOUT STAND UP TO CANCER
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)—a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c) (3) charitable organization—raises funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. SU2C facilitates collaboration among the best and the brightest in the cancer research community. The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee led by Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., conduct rigorous, competitive review processes through which SU2C's grantees are selected. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C generates awareness and builds grassroots support for this new approach to ending cancer.
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