Hundreds of Antiguan and Barbudan residents will take to the streets this Saturday to raise awareness and funds in a campaign against cancer.
Now in its eighth year, organisers of the CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Annual Walk for the Cure, expect this year to be the largest yet.
Country Manager, Glen Smith noted that while the walk continues to grow and increase awareness of cancer, it has also raised approximately two hundred thousand dollars over the past seven years. These funds have been donated to assist the work of the Breast Friends Organisation and the Oncology Department of Mount St. John Medical Centre.
Last year’s walk raised $50,000 which was donated to these two organisations, who will once again this year be the recipients of funds raised.
“We could not have done this without the support of our sponsors, the public and the media. It has been very heartening to see how the support has grown over the years as the message got out and everyone began to understand that cancer has touched and affected all of us,” said Smith.
The walk is a regional cancer awareness and fundraiser which takes place in all 16 territories of the Dutch and English speaking Caribbean where the bank operates.
The bank manager also highlighted that at the end of the walk this year there will be a concert, featuring Supa Dymond, Ezzy Rattigan, Menace and Caludette “CP” Peters.
This year’s CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure will be held on Saturday, October 5th starting from the bank’s branch on the Old Parham Road at 4 pm.