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FIRST UNION EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS JOIN FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

 FIRST UNION EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS JOIN FIGHT AGAINST CANCER
 ORLANDO, Fla., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- First Union Executive Vice President for Central Florida, Marshall Vermillion, announced today that the bank has kicked off an employee and customer campaign for the Walt Disney Memorial Cancer Institute at Florida Hospital. This is the first corporate campaign for the Cancer Institute.
 "We're proud to continue our tradition of community involvement with this campaign for such an important Florida Hospital project," Vermillion said. The First Union Campaign is part of the $25 million fund-raising campaign for the Walt Disney Memorial Cancer Institute. A large portion of the funds will be dedicated to the construction of the Institute's 150,000 square foot outpatient Cancer Center.
 "We're thrilled First Union is joining the effort to solve the cancer puzzle," stated Cynthia Allen Smith, Director of Special Campaigns for Florida Hospital Foundation. "They were impressed that 100 percent of every dollar goes directly to fighting cancer."
 Florida Hospital pays all operating expenses for the fund-raising campaign.
 The Walt Disney Memorial Cancer Institute is named in tribute to Walt Disney. Disney died in 1966, following a short battle with lung cancer.
 The Institute is affiliated with leading cancer centers including Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Radiation Medicine, and Loma Linda University. "These affiliations help us to continue offering cancer patients access to the most advanced cancer treatment options," said Wendy Henry, director of the Walt Disney Memorial Cancer Institute.
 The First Union Campaign is off to a great start. One customer made a $250 donation the day before the campaign started.
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 /CONTACT: Cynthia Allen Smith of the Florida Hospital Foundation, 407-897-1578/ CO: Walt Disney World Cancer Center; First Union; Florida Hospital Foundation ST: Florida IN: HEA SU:


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