Community Bank of Santa Maria continues their 10 Year Anniversary ‘Celebration of Community’ by increasing awareness of Breast Cancer.  During the month of October, the branches will be ‘dressed in pink’ and will accept donations for the bank’s Relay for Life team. Two upcoming “Tip-A-Teller” events will also raise money for the Relay For Life team sponsored by Community Bank of Santa Maria and its division, Lompoc Community Bank.  The team, named “Crazy 4 A Cure” will be participating in the 2012 Relay For Life, which is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

On Tuesday, October 18, from 5 to 8:30pm bank employees will be serving customers at Tom’s (“Home of the educated hamburger”) in Lompoc.  All tips and donations received will go to the Relay For Life cause.

Then on Thursday, October 27, from 6 to 8pm bank employees will serve customers at Me-n-Ed’s Pizza in Santa Maria.  In addition to tips and donations going to Relay For Life, Me-n-Ed’s will donate 10% of purchases that evening.

Relay For Life is a series of overnight relay-style events at sites across America, raising millions of dollars for the American Cancer Society.  Local relays in 2012 will happen May 12 at Huyck Stadium in Lompoc and July 7 at Elks Unocal Event Center in Santa Maria.

Community Bank of Santa Maria is the only locally-owned bank headquartered in Santa Maria.  It has branches in Santa Maria and Orcutt.  Lompoc Community Bank is a division of Community Bank of Santa Maria and is located on Central Avenue in Lompoc.