CLINTON, NJ, June 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Unity Bank (NASDAQ: UNTY) donated $50,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® as part of the Inspiration4 campaign, a $200 million fundraising initiative inspired by the world’s first all-civilian mission to space. Jared Isaacman, founder and chief executive officer of Shift4 Payments (NYSE: FOUR), headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is funding the historic three-day journey through space to support St. Jude’s life-saving mission: finding a cure. Save children.®
“We recognize the historical significance of the first all-civilian mission to space and have tried to be incredibly considerate because if civilization can travel among the stars, we’d better have overcome childhood cancer along the way,” Isaacman said. “Shift4 has been Unity Bank’s Merchant Services partner for many years and the bank’s philanthropic support to the community is highly regarded. I am very proud of Unity’s donation to the campaign and encourage others to model Unity’s great citizenship.”
Isaacman is not only a successful entrepreneur in the tech industry, but also an experienced pilot and the mission commander. The Lehigh Valley resident has pledged to donate $100 million to St. Jude and is inviting others to join him in reaching the campaign’s goal. The mission is titled Inspiration4 in recognition of the four-man crew’s efforts to support St. Jude and send a humanitarian message of possibility.
“Unity Bank’s generous donation to the Inspiration4 fundraising challenge issued by Jared Isaacman will support a multi-billion dollar expansion at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital aimed at accelerating research progress and saving more children worldwide,” said Richard C. Shadyac Jr. , President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude. “Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped increase the childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent when it opened in 1962 to over 80 percent now. But globally, less than 20 percent survive in low- and middle-income countries, so we still have a lot of work to do.”
“It is an honor for Unity Bank to support St. Jude and the mission’s inspiring crew,” said James A. Hughes, President and CEO of Unity Bank. “Childhood cancer affects so many families, both locally and globally, that we should all step up to support the campaign. Jared and his team are just awe-inspiring examples of what can be achieved when we work together as a community.”
To learn more about Inspiration4 and how you can support and follow this historic journey into space, visit www.Inspiration4.com and follow the mission on social media on Twitter (@inspiration4x), Facebook (@inspiration4mission), Instagram (@inspiration4) and YouTube (@Inspiration4) to get the latest on mission training, preparation and timing.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a leader in how the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The goal is clear: to find a cure. Saving Children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center dedicated exclusively to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped increase childhood cancer survival rates from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies of cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved in St. Jude means doctors and scientists around the world can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because the whole family should be concerned about helping their child. Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and subscribing to the YouTube channel.
About Shift4 Payments
Shift4 Payments (NYSE: FOUR) is a leading provider of integrated payment processing and technology solutions, delivering a complete omnichannel ecosystem that goes beyond payments to encompass a wide range of trade facilitation services. The company’s technologies help more than 350 software vendors across a variety of industries, including hospitality, retail, F&B, e-commerce, lodging, gaming, and more. With more than 7,000 sales partners, the company securely processed more than $200 billion in payment volumes for more than 200,000 businesses in 2019. For more information, visit shift4.com.
About Unity Bancorp, Inc.
Unity Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTY), the parent company of Unity Bank, its primary and wholly owned subsidiary, is a financial services company headquartered in Clinton, New Jersey. Unity Bank provides financial services to businesses and consumers at 19 branches in New Jersey and the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Unity Bank provides community-oriented commercial banking services, including deposit accounts, loans, online and mobile services. For more information, visit unitybank.com or call 800-618-BANK (800-618-2265).
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