Tuesday 18 September, 2018

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and partners Walk For The Cure

Nigel Holness, Managing Director, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank indicates he has completed the mandatory 10 laps of the bank’s “Walk For The Cure” at Emancipation Park, Kingston on Sunday.

Nigel Holness, Managing Director, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank indicates he has completed the mandatory 10 laps of the bank’s “Walk For The Cure” at Emancipation Park, Kingston on Sunday.

A host of teams from corporate Jamaica joined employees, friends and customers of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank at the sixth annual “Walk For the Cure” at Emancipation Park, Kingston on Sunday.

Since 2012, the bank has hosted “Walk for the Cure” in the 17 Caribbean countries in which it is located, with funds raised benefitting cancer organizations in each.

Walk For the Cure coincides with “Run For The Cure” in Canada which is hosted by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and sponsored by CIBC.

In welcoming the 2017 participants in Kingston, Nigel Holness, Managing Director of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank told them, “you are among over 20,000 passionate participants in 17 countries joined in a unified demonstration of commitment to assist those affected by cancer.”

Noting that since 2012, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has raised over US$1.3M through Walk For The Cure, Holness said “a large portion of the money raised has gone towards early detection, care support and raising awareness of cancer across the region, making Walk For the Cure one of the Caribbean’s largest cancer fund-raising and educational initiatives.”

“Last year we raised US$500,000 all of which was donated to support the life-changing work of our partner cancer care organizations and here in Jamaica we are particularly pleased that we have been able to contribute J$12-M to the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) to boost their capacity to do more in cancer prevention for the Jamaican population.”

Holness thanked the sponsors and other partners for the “determination and passion which is making it possible for the JCS to reduce the pain and suffering brought on by cancer.”

“When you participate in the ‘Walk For the Cure’ you are helping those currently fighting the disease, those who may have to fight it one day and those who will avoid a diagnosis due to education and risk reduction.”

Sponsors of Walk For The Cure 2017 included Fujitsu, Guardsman, Jamaica Observer, ICWI, VISA, Sandals, Tata Consultancy Services, First Atlantic Commerce,

C & W Business, Dunncox, Guardian Group Foundation, Digicel Foundation, Video Access Security Solutions, Rainforest Seafoods, Stewarts Automotive, Couples Resorts, Gore Development Limited, Chad Auto Sales, Loop, Wisynco and Ministry Of Health.

At the end of the 2017 Walk For The Cure at Emancipation Park, sponsors representatives joined bank representatives in the release of 50 balloons representing various cancers, symbolizing their collective effort in the fight against cancer.