Community Spotlight - Jane's Legacy Foundation

by Pat Wellbrock 26. August 2009

1st Mariner Bank is committed to understanding the community it serves. We are proud to play a vital role by supporting and partnering with worthy organizations that improve the lives of families directly benefiting from their service. Check back with us often as we shine our spotlight on one of those organizations.

1st Mariner Bank is proud to support the Jane’s Legacy Foundation and it’s 2nd Annual New England Clam Bake & Bull Roast!

What is the Jane’s Legacy Foundation?

The Jane’s Legacy Foundation was created in memory of Jane Hale Jones who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2006, leaving behind a loving family and a legacy of positively and generosity. Jane's Legacy Foundation is her family's way of carrying on her spirit and supporting the causes that meant so much to her. Portions of the funds will go to breast cancer research, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy Hospital, a scholarship fund and other causes Jane supported.

Last year 400 proud supporters, joined many of our fellow Mariners at Jane’s Legacy’s 1st Annual New England Clam Bake & Bull Roast. Together we raised $35,000 to help raise awareness and support the fight against breast cancer.

How can I help?

Join Baltimore’s own, Ed Hale, along with the Hale and Jones Family, in addition to the WJZ TV Team- Marty Bass, Don Scott & Ron Matz, for the 2nd Annual New England Clam Bake & Bull Roast. Hosted by the Jane’s Legacy Foundation.

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009

Time: 6:00PM – 11:00PM

Location: Tall Centers Hall; Parkville, MD

Fun & Games:

  • Wheels
  • Auctions
  • 50/50 raffle
  • Music and Dancing

Ticketing Information:

Tickets are going fast! Don’t miss out! Make sure to reserve your today!

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Community Spotlight -- Baltimore Lupus Walk

by Pat Wellbrock 11. August 2009

1st Mariner Bank is proud to support the Baltimore Lupus Walk.

Walk for Lupus Now is the signature event of the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. In more than 50 cities across America, thousands of people walk to make a difference in the lives of those affected by lupus and raise essential funds for education, support services, and research...

Join us in giving hope to people with lupus! It is estimated that 1.5 million Americans, and 70,000 residents in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia have a form of lupus. Lupus is a chronic and potentially life-threatening autoimmune disease that can be devastating for people with lupus and their families. No cure or satisfactory treatment exists. November 2008 marked 50 years since a drug has been approved for the treatment of lupus. But, there is hope on the horizon, and with your help we can find better treatments, and a cure for lupus.

To find out more about the walk and how you can help, go to baltimorelupuswalk.kintera.org.

What Do I Need to Know About Lupus?

If you have been diagnosed with lupus, you will want to know as much as you can about the disease. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints and/or organs inside the body). Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from foreign substances, like bacteria and viruses. With lupus, your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body's healthy tissues and creates autoantibodies ("auto" means "self") to attack and destroy healthy tissue. These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.

Site secure with Cyveillance

by Admin 30. July 2009

Part of our role is to make sure that we maintain the safest and most secure channel for you to manage your finances, and in an effort to constantly improve that security we recently added an additional feature to our site. Some of you may have noticed it, most of you probably did not, but there is a new image at the bottom of 1stMarinerBank.com with Cyveillance written across it. You’re probably asking, “how does that little image make the site more secure?” Well, that small seal allows us to protect you – the best customers in the whole world – from ‘phishing’ scams.

Not familiar with the term phishing? As defined by the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) phishing is an attack in which an electronic identity is misrepresented in an attempt to trick individuals into revealing personal credentials that can be used fraudulently against them. In other words, it’s when hackers us malicious tactic’s to trick users into giving up their personal data. One way to accomplish this is by ‘spoofing’or copying a site to make it look like a legitimate site.

Still a little confused? Let’s draw up a scenario. You decide to visit 1stMarinerBank.com – because it’s the coolest site out there – to check your finances or read this awesome blog. You arrive on a site that you believe is 1stMarinerBank.com. Suddenly, the site prompts you to input your personal information for what sounds like a legitimate reason. You enter in your information and the site allows you to proceed further. What has just happened is that your information was harvested by a false site made to look like 1st Mariner’s.

How did that happen? There are several ways and most of them are due to malicious code being placed on your computer by unsecured downloads. Unfortunately, companies such as Western Union, AOL, SunTrust, eBay, Amazon, Paypal, Earthlink, and Citibank have all had their customers fall victim to this crime.

So how does that image protect you from such scams? The Cyveillance image is part of a larger service that we subscribe to that monitors the web for any potential phishing threats to 1stMarinerBank.com. Not only are we alerted but if you come to our site and do not see the Cyveillance seal than there is a possibility that you may be on a spoofed site.

Remember, we will never prompt you for any personal information on our site. If you are unsure about the site you are on or have a question, do not hesitate to call, email, or chat online with our customer service department.

Customer Service: 410-558-4200, email, or chat online

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