LOB_News_BlogPostTuesday, April 23, 2013 – Wilmington, NC – On May 14, 2013, the Cape Fear Clinic is holding their annual primary fundraiser, a breakfast at the City Club at de Rosset. The goal is to raise $20,000 to support the clinic’s operations.

“The Cape Fear Clinic is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides medical care to people in southeastern North Carolina who do not have any health insurance or government health assistance,” stated John Devaney, Executive Director for the Cape Fear Clinic. “The no-fee clinic provides medical, dental, mental health and pharmacy services to qualifying individuals. As changes continue to be made to our country’s healthcare programs, there is a growing need for free services, so we are relying on additional donations and grants to cover those escalated costs. We are very grateful for Live Oak Bank’s contribution; we could not operate our clinic without outside donations.”

“As a Wilmington-based company, we are always seeking ways to give back to our community,” expressed Keith Merklin, General Manager at Live Oak Bank. “Since we lend to dentists, medical professionals and independent pharmacists, we aim to support those industries and related programs. The patients that take advantage of the free services offered by the Cape Fear Clinic fall within the federal poverty guidelines and have no means of paying for adequate healthcare services; we are glad that we can help satisfy the need for the continued operations of the clinic.”