SAN DIEGO – Aug. 31, 2015 – Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc. is providing free mammograms to underserved women in four California communities the first week of October with money raised during its annual campaign to support Susan G. Komen. To help kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, free mammogram events will be held in San Diego, San Jose and Orange County. Individuals who are underinsured or uninsured are encouraged to obtain breast cancer screenings at these events. (Editors: Please see location, dates and times below.)
“Countless Plaza associates, clients and friends have been affected by breast cancer. We have lost people close to us and watched others struggle to fight the disease,” said Kevin Parra, President and CEO, Plaza Home Mortgage. “We support Susan G. Komen each year as our primary philanthropic activity because the need to find a cure for breast cancer and support those who suffer from it is so great.”
For the third year in a row, Plaza Home Mortgage will make a donation based on October loan volume to Susan G. Komen in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since the beginning of this partnership, Plaza has donated nearly $250,000 to Susan G. Komen and this year will be contributing $73,065 based on 2014 mortgage sales. The donations are a result of the extraordinary efforts of Plaza associates and clients nationwide. In addition to the corporate donation, Plaza employees throughout the nation host bake sales, knit scarves, lift weights, walk, race and look pretty in pink to raise awareness for breast cancer.
“Susan G. Komen is especially thankful to Plaza Home Mortgage,” said Laura Farmer Sherman, president & CEO, Susan G. Komen San Diego. “It is because of gracious corporate sponsors like Plaza that we can support underserved women who cannot afford screening and follow-up services, even if they have insurance.”
Plaza Home Mortgage’s donation helps Susan G. Komen provide free services during every step of the breast cancer journey, including education, outreach, free mammograms, financial assistance for living expenses, food assistance, transportation and more. This donation also helps fund the largest investment in breast cancer research in the world next to the U.S. government. For more information on Susan G. Komen California affiliates, please visit www.komensandiego.org, www.komensf.org, www.komensacramento.org, or www.komenoc.org.
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About Plaza Home Mortgage
Plaza Home Mortgage is an independent wholesale and correspondent lender that originates, funds, services, and sells mortgage loans. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in San Diego, Plaza is one of the nation’s top five wholesale mortgage lenders by volume, providing mortgage loans to borrowers throughout the US. Additionally, the company has a growing market share as a correspondent lender. In 2014, Plaza originated or purchased more than $8.5 billion in mortgage loans. For information, visit www.plazahomemortgage.com.
Every year, the seven California Affiliates of Susan G. Komen fund vital breast health services for women and men across the state. This year the Affiliates will invest more than $5.5 million in 110 grants in communities across the State. Seventy-five percent of every dollar raised by Komen in California funds local breast health outreach, education, diagnostic and treatment services for uninsured and underserved women. The remaining 25 percent goes to the Komen Research and Training Grants Program, the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world, after the U.S. government. For more information on Susan G. Komen California Affiliates, please visit www.komensandiego.org, www.komensacramento.org or www.komenoc.org.