People come out in their hundreds to support cancer care walk
. With all the restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic now removed, CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Annual Walk for the Cure, returned with a bang this past Saturday
Speaking after the Walk, one of the bank’s Walk Managers, Natasha Charles, said that they were overwhelmed at the support of the staff, sponsors, well wishers and the general public.
“In this our 11th year of the Walk for the Cure, the public came out in their hundreds. It was the largest walk to date. All the months of hard work and planning paid off. As we continue to raise awareness of this dreaded disease while at the time raising funds for care and to support families, we must express our thanks to everyone who participated.”
She said that the walk moved off from the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium at about 4.30 pm and the hundreds of supporters made their way down the Paynters main road, through Pigotts Village onto Factory Road and back to the stadium.
Country Head, Mrs. Ladesa James-Williams said as she watched the massive support, she felt a sense of pride that more persons are beginning to become aware of cancer and its effects.
“Importantly, we also raise funds through this walk which we have been donating annually to the Breast Friends Organisation and the Oncology Department of the Sir Lester Bord Medial Centre. Over the past three years we have raised and donated approximately $155,000 to these organisations. Hopefully, this year we will surpass these totals,” she said.
Mrs. James-Williams noted that this as an integral part of CIBC First Caribbean’s continuing commitment to be engaged with the real issues facing our clients and their communities. “By becoming personally involved in this event we are each demonstrating that CIBC FirstCaribbean’s commitment to Antigua and Barbuda is about more than handing over a donation.”