CIBC FirstCaribbean ‘Walk for the Cure’ a tremendous success
October 21, 2016
CIBC FirstCaribbean ‘Walk for the Cure’ a tremendous success

Organizers of this year’s CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk for the Cure have labelled the event a tremendous success.

A record number of walkers turned out for this year’s edition of the Walk for the Cure, organized by CIBC First Caribbean International Bank.

More than 350 persons gathered at the CIBC FCIB bank yard last Saturday, October 15{{more}} for the event which raises funds for cancer awareness and treatment. The walk was postponed from October 1, owing to the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew.

This year, the proceeds raised would be handed over to Project Pink, which has dedicated donations to the fight against breast cancer.

The walkers braved the afternoon heat to trek from the bank at Halifax Street in Kingstown to the Arnos Vale roundabout and back to the bank yard, where they participated in warm down activities, coordinated by the Be Fit Movement and other fitness groups.

Jacintha Hinds, chair of the CIBC First Caribbean Walk Committee thanked partners FLOW, Going Places, Visa, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Quick Cash, Arabesque, Mustique Co Ltd, Harmony Investments, ECGC/JU-C and Tus-T water, for making the event possible, and a huge success.

“We at CIBC FirstCaribbean would like to especially thank each and every person who came out and joined us on this walk.

“It shows that you are aware of what we are doing and why we are doing it, and it speaks volumes to the commitment that we, as a society, has for our fight against cancer.

“We thank you from the depths of our hearts and hope that you would join us again next year as we strive to make Walk for the Cure 2017 bigger and greater as we continue our fight against the dreaded disease,” Hinds said.

Walkers in St Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as the other 16 markets are hoping to raise over US$500,000 for cancer research, awareness and treatment.