CIBC West­more­land sup­ports can­cer walk

Jamaica Gleaner - - SOMETHING EXTRA -

THE ‘WALK for the Cure’ drive, in aid of the Ja­maica Can­cer So­ci­ety (JCS), got help from the man­age­ment and staff of CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank in Sa­vanna-la-Mar, West­more­land. The CIBC fam­ily held a mini ver­sion of the walk in the streets of the par­ish cap­i­tal re­cently.

The an­nual event, now in its fifth year, saw em­ploy­ees, friends, and cus­tomers par­tic­i­pat­ing in a 10-lap walk to raise funds for the ben­e­fit of the JCS.

“We de­cided to do this af­ter we re­alised that as a branch, it was not pos­si­ble to join our col­leagues for the main event in Kingston, so we are here stag­ing our own lo­cal walk for the cure to in­crease pub­lic aware­ness,” said Cardella Baker, who, along with Nerissa Nas­beth, con­cep­tu­alised the event.

With the sup­port of lo­cal cor­po­rate cit­i­zens, cus­tomers, and com­mu­nity mem­bers, CIBC FirstCaribbean raised more than $250,000 to­wards the JCS.

Em­ploy­ees through­out the Car­ib­bean coun­tries in which CIBC op­er­ates par­tic­i­pate in sim­i­lar events, with funds raised ben­e­fit­ing their re­spec­tive can­cer or­gan­i­sa­tions. The man­age­ment, staff, and cus­tomers of CIBC FirstCaribbean Sa­vanna-la-Mar branch in West­more­land pose for the cam­era, prior to the start of their ‘Walk for the Cure’ can­cer aware­ness drive.

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