Thousands to Take to the Streets in CIBC First Caribbean’s Annual Walk For The Cure This Weekend
Thousands of walkers clad in branded T-shirts will hit major streets and highways across the region this weekend united in a common cause to raise funds and awareness in a campaign against cancer.
The fifth annual CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure will see thousands of walkers and runners across most of the 16 territories where the bank is located, converging for early morning or afternoon walks and runs in support of local cancer charities.
The Bahamas’ walk events are in Abaco, Eleuthera and Grand Bahama on Saturday, October 1 and New Providence on Sunday, October 2, 2016. Proceeds from the event and all related local fundraiser activities will be divided amongst: the Sister, Sister Breast Cancer Support Group in both New Providence and Grand Bahama, Cancer Society of The Bahamas, Cancer Association of Grand Bahama, Cancer Society of Abaco, Cancer Society of Eleuthera, Cancer Society of Grand Bahama and The One Eleuthera Foundation.
The generous support of a number of regional and local sponsors coupled with the myriad fundraising events and activities organized by the bank’s staff across the region, has so far raised USD$402,715 of the USD$500,000 target set for this year.
Last year’s efforts raised USD$400, 000 which went directly towards early detection, care, support and raising awareness of cancer across the region.
“We are really excited about this year’s walk. Persons all across the region have been signing up in their thousands and we are truly overwhelmed by the support for the walk in all of our territories,” said walk Co-Chairs and CIBC FirstCaribbean executives Mark St. Hill and Trevor Torzsas.
“In the short five years that we have been organizing this event, it is truly remarkable how it has emerged as one of the region’s leading cancer fundraising and awareness causes. What makes this walk so special for us is the way it rallies all sections of our regional communities together around this common cause,” the Co-Chairs said.