The 2013 CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk/Run for the Cure took place on Sunday. Scores of employees, their friends and families participated to raise awareness of and support for the fight against all types of cancers.
CIBC FirstCaribbean's 17 businesses across the Caribbean either hosted or joined one of the national cancer organisations, many of whom are hosting events between the end of September and the first week in October.
CIBC FirstCaribbean first organised the event last year, as part of its 10th anniversary activities. Its parent company in Canada, CIBC, is in its 17th 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 members of the CIBC family took part in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure as part of Team CIBC. Team CIBC contributed more than $3 million through the collection of pledges, fund-raising events and contributions from the CIBC Pink Collection™ to the national total of more than $30 million raised in 2012.