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Belize City, Belize, September 11, 2014 – The 2014 CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk/Run for the Cure is definitely on! Again this year, employees, their friends and families will take part in the event, in a bid to raise awareness of and support for the fight against all types of cancer.

CIBC FirstCaribbean’s 17 businesses across the Caribbean will either host their own event, or will join one of the national cancer organizations, many of whom are hosting events between the end of September and the first week in October.

CIBC FirstCaribbean first organized the event in 2012, as part of its 10th anniversary activities. Its parent company in Canada, CIBC, is in its 18th year as the title sponsor for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, after which this series of events is fashioned. In 2012, 13,000 CIBC employees, their families and friends, took part in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure as part of Team CIBC. Team CIBC contributed over $3 million through the collection of pledges, fundraising events and contributions from the CIBC Pink Collection™ to the national total of over $30 million raised in 2012.

The Walk for the Cure in Belize is scheduled for Saturday, 4th October. The Walkers will leave the Belcan Branch at 6:00 am and make their way through city streets wearing specially designed T-shirts. Employees have made personal contributions and also taken part in fund raising events over the last two months as part of the activities leading up to the Walk. All funds raised are in aid of the Belize Cancer Society.

 

Country Manager, Glen Smith commented: “CIBC FirstCaribbean in Belize is committed to supporting causes that positively impact the communities in which the Bank & its staff operate. We are also encouraging our employees to make that personal effort to become more involved. The Walk for the Cure provides us with an opportunity to both raise awareness about a disease that has impacted the lives of many Belizeans and to also assist the Belize Cancer Society in carrying out its invaluable work.”

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