CFG Bank Hosts Special Concert Benefiting Love Hope Strength Charity


Vanilla Fudge, Blue Oyster Cult, The Alarm join local artists to support

Love Hope Strength Foundation against Cancer

Washington, DC: CFG Bank is hosting a special concert at DC’s Pearl St. Warehouse honoring Elvis Presley’s birthday on January 8, 2019 benefiting Love Hope Strength, a foundation that works to fight cancer and save lives, one concert at a time.

Performers include Vanilla Fudge, Blue Oyster Cult’s Buck Dharma, Mike and Jules Peters of The Alarm, and a backing band drawn from some of DC’s best local bands including White Ford Bronco, The Ron Holloway Band, Free Lobster Buffet, The Side Dish, The Deplorables and others. The show features renditions of some of Elvis’ greatest songs as well as signature hits from the bands.

“We’re hugely grateful to everyone involved in this event, which sounds like it’s going to be a fantastic night!” said Mike Peters, who founded the organization.

“Over a decade ago myself and a friend who’d also been diagnosed with leukemia founded the Love Hope Strength Foundation. Our mission was to give hope to families affected by cancer, and with the fantastic support of event organizers and volunteers across the USA and UK we can continue to do just that,” Peters said.

“We’re thrilled to support this event,” said Jack Dwyer, owner of CFG Bank, which is sponsoring the concert. “The work that Mike and Jules Peters have done with this foundation to save lives is inspiring and we’re very lucky to have so many performers joining us. I think Elvis would be proud.”

A local bank deeply dedicated to serving the area, CFG has a strong history of charity, including a recent $100,000 donation to the the Capital Gazette Memorial Scholarship Fund in the wake of the tragic shootings at the paper on June 28, 2018.


  • Doors open at 7:00 PM, music from 8:00 – 12:00 AM
  • General Admission Tickets for 21 and over are $20.00 available online at (VIP sold out)
  • Concert goers can sign up to ‘Get on the List’ of potential donors
  • Pearl St. Warehouse is located on DC’s Wharf at 33 Pearl St. SW
  • Press call at 6:00 PM for photos and interviews.
  • Contact David Johnson at 571-529-0372 for media access.

ABOUT LOVE HOPE STRENGTH: Love Hope Strength has registered over 200,000 people to the international stem cell registry through our ‘Get On The List’ program. Over 4,000 of those who have registered to date have been identified as a potentially life saving match for someone with blood cancer or a blood disorder. The charity also supports cancer care projects for some of the most vulnerable families affected by cancer in the US and UK, in Asia and in Africa.

ABOUT CFG BANK: CFG Bank provides commercial, personal, and online banking solutions to the Mid-Atlantic business community and national healthcare market. Locally owned and operated, the bank dates back to 1927 when La Corona Building and Loan Association, Inc., was formed to meet the financial needs of Highlandtown and East Baltimore residents. Though the name has changed since 1927, CFG Bank prides itself on delivering big-bank capabilities and expertise with relationship-driven community bank service. The bank is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, with branches in Lutherville/Towson, Annapolis and Baltimore City.

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