Sandals Brings Platinum Support to CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure for Third Year

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The Sandals Grande Antigua team at CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure in 2018 (File Photo)

Sandals Grande Antigua has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening the island’s communities through health awareness and other key platforms.

To further amplify this commitment the Luxury Included® resort company has partnered for a third consecutive year with the CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure – “The Kathleen Parker Glow Edition” – as a platinum sponsor. Antigua & Barbuda is one of several islands in the English and Dutch Caribbean to host the walk and Sandals has committed to supporting each territory’s undertaking.

Walk Coordinator, Mrs. Julia Joseph commended Sandals Resorts’ regional support, citing it as critical for Caribbean companies to partner on such levels that truly impact and affect Caribbean lives.

Joseph says Antigua will be walking on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. and the cause has partnered with Breast Friends and The Oncology Department of Mount St. John’s to which it will be donating all of the funds raised from this year’s walk to aid in their life-changing and life-saving work.

In 2017 the walk raised EC$47,500 and was considered the largest intake in its history in Antigua. These funds, the bank says, were donated to the same two organisation it is again supporting in 2018, in support of their continuing work with cancer.

As part of its support Sandals Grande has injected thousands of dollars into the organisation of the activity and will have at least 20 team members participating in the walk on October 6.

General Manager Mr. Matthew Cornall, an athlete at heart, in fully committing the Resort’s support, said, the fight against breast cancer and protection of women’s health will always be an undertaking of focus for Sandals.

“This is important to us all. We will continue to push forward until we get to a point of guaranteed survival for our mothers, daughters and sisters diagnosed with breast cancer,” Cornall said.

CIBC has revealed that its most outstanding walker, flagbearer and long-serving employee, Katheleen Parker, recently lost her battle with breast cancer resulting in its dedication of this year’s undertaking to her.

“Kathleen Parker was a member of our staff for over 19 years. Seven years ago when the bank launched its Annual Walk for the Cure, she became our Walk Champion and was one of the persons who carried the banner during the Walk. Whether she was in pain or not, she was there.”

Sandals Resorts International joins the bank in celebrating the life and fight of Katheleen Parker and its own team members.

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