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Philip Hosmer
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M&T is the Official Bank of 2018 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

PHILADELPHIA – September 12, 2018 – The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Philadelphia Marathon has announced M&T Bank as the official bank of the 2018 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend.

"We are very excited to welcome M&T Bank to our team of partners," remarked Leo Dignam, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend of Events. "M&T Bank’s relationship-driven customer approach, convenient locations, and mobile tools provide our runners an exceptional banking experience."

As an official partner, M&T Bank will receive traditional sponsorship benefits, including branding exposure through on-site signage, marketing promotions, digital and social media. M&T will also own a special cheer zone called the "M&T Mile" to enhance the experience for all race participants and spectators.

"M&T Bank is proud to serve as the official bank of the 2018 Marathon Weekend, especially as this year celebrates the Marathon’s 25th anniversary," said Ira Brown, M&T’s regional president for greater Philadelphia and southern New Jersey markets. "We applaud the opportunity Marathon Weekend provides to thousands of athletes from across the country. As an organization that is highly active and invested in the City and surrounding area, we appreciate the ongoing partnership with AACR, and the renewed commitment to improving the health of all Philadelphians." 

This announcement comes with just over two months until Race Day, and registration is ongoing. Those wishing to learn more or participate should visit

About Philadelphia Marathon Weekend:
The Philadelphia Marathon Weekend welcomes nearly 30,000 runners, 60,000 spectators, and 3,000 volunteers each year. Race Weekend 2018 features the AACR Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 18; the Dietz & Watson Philadelphia Half Marathon, Rothman Orthopaedics 8K and Dunkin’ Munchkin Run on Saturday, November 17; and a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17. Race participants pass many of Philadelphia's famous attractions on the swift and scenic USATF-certified course, which is a Boston qualifier. Take the first step to experiencing 26.2 miles of fun, beauty, history and excitement by registering at

About the American Association for Cancer Research:
Founded in 1907, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. AACR membership includes more than 40,000 laboratory, translational, and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and cancer advocates residing in 120 countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise of the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, biology, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer by annually convening more than 30 conferences and educational workshops, the largest of which is the AACR Annual Meeting with almost 21,900 attendees. In addition, the AACR publishes eight prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals and a magazine for cancer survivors, patients, and their caregivers. The AACR funds meritorious research directly as well as in cooperation with numerous cancer organizations. As the Scientific Partner of Stand Up To Cancer, the AACR provides expert peer review, grants administration, and scientific oversight of team science and individual investigator grants in cancer research that have the potential for near-term patient benefit. The AACR actively communicates with legislators and other policymakers about the value of cancer research and related biomedical science in saving lives from cancer. For more information about the AACR, visit

About M&T Bank:
M&T Bank Corporation is a financial holding company headquartered in Buffalo, New York. M&T’s principal banking subsidiary, M&T Bank, operates banking offices in New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Trust-related services are provided by M&T’s Wilmington Trust-affiliated companies and by M&T Bank.

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