. Plans are well advanced for this year’s CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk for the Cure.
Now in its eight year, organisers have added a new a new activity, an end of Walk concert.
Country Manager, Glen Smith said the Cool Down Concert will add excitement and ensure that the walk ends on a crescendo.
“CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure was designed to raise both awareness and funds for the campaign against cancer. Over the past few years we have teamed up with the Breast Friends Organisation and the Oncology Department of the Mount St. John Medical Centre to stage this campaign and both organisations have benefitted from the funds raised,” Mr. Smith said.
Last year’s walk raised $50,000 which was donated to the Breast Friends Organisation and the Oncology Department of the Mount St. John Medical Centre, who will once again this year be the recipients of funds raised.
“We have had great support from the general public over the years so we want to make them really happy. Our concert will feature Supa Dymond, Ezzy Rattigan, Menace and Caludette “CP” Peters. So once the walk ends the participants can have some fun.”
The walk is a regional cancer awareness and fundraiser which takes place in all 16 territories of the Dutch and English speaking Caribbean where the bank operates.
The bank manager also thanked the corporate sponsors: Falmouth Harbour Marina, Linton Mark Contractors, Antigua Plumbing & Hardware Centre, D&W Digital Solutions, Anjo Insurances, Hadeed Motors, Frank B. Armstrong, Sagicor, Antigua Dairy, Harney Motors, Ace Enterprises, Curtin Bluff Hotel, GiGi Industries and Sandals Grande Resort & Spa.
The public is encouraged to get involved as almost everyone’s life has been touched in some way by cancer.
This year’s CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk for the Cure will be held on Saturday, October 5th starting from the bank’s branch on the Old Parham Road.