Cancer organisations benefit from donations


The COVID-19 pandemic may have curtailed CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Annual Walk for the Cure last year, but thousands of dollars were still raised.

The pandemic forced the organisers to hit the road in a completely different way for the ninth year of cancer awareness and fundraising with a Drive for the Cure replacing the traditional Walk for the Cure, last October.

A cheque in the amount of EC$46,230 was presented to the Breast Friends Organisation and the Oncology Department of Mount St. John Medical Centre, to be divided equally.

Speaking during the presentation one day before International Cancer Day on 4th February, the bank’s Country Manager, Ladesa James-Williams said that the bank is committed to continuing their campaign to raise awareness of cancer and funds to support survivors and families.

“Last years was our ninth, so we decided that Covid-19 was not going to derail our campaign. Many thanks to Natasha Charles and the members of our Committee and staff, who worked tirelessly to ensure that this Drive was a success. Our thanks also to our sponsors, our customers, the general public, the Red Cross, the media and the Police Traffic Department for their invaluable support,” she said.

Salma Crump, Head of Marketing and Communications at MSJMC and Eunetta Bird, President of Breast Friends, both thanked the bank for its continuing support and commitment to their organisations.

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