Basseterre, St. Kitts, 22 November 2021 – The Essence of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will now provide additional quality care and counseling to cancer patients and their families with $27,000.00 raised by CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure 2021.
The annual event, now in its 10th year, saw employees, friends, customers, and community partners participating in a walk to raise funds for the benefit of the Foundation on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Dressed in pink, participants were able to follow the lead of Zen Hector of Liamuiga Fit and walk the Frigate Bay route to the Dr. Kennedy Simmonds Highway and back.
“We are happy to contribute to the outstanding work led by the Essence of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. The Foundation has been a leader in cancer support on the island of St. Kitts for many persons for many years. We could not have decided on a better group to make the donation to,” said Country Manager, Starlina Roserie.
“I also want to publicly highlight our appreciation to Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Ram’s Trading Limited, Digicel, Modern Elegance Photography, Kings Pavilion Limited, St. Kitts Marine Works, Mitcham and Benjamin Barristers & Solicitors, TDC Group and Koscab (St. Kitts) Ltd.
We were able to increase public awareness and successfully hold this walk with the support of our planning committee and staff and local sponsors. It takes a community of partners and stakeholders to make impacting change in our communities; and we have seen that this year thanks to our corporate partners”.
This year, the bank adapted its fundraising activities, leading up to the walk, to continue raising funds to donate despite COVID-19. Among the activities held was a Wine and Tapas event, Socafit for the Cure, a fitness session with Elston Nisbett, and a bake sale with treats donated by Island Bakery, Fancy Loaf Bakery, Amory Bakery, Fraites & Sons, Sweet & Savory.
Following the walk, attendees were able to enjoy fruits and snack as well as sample products from our sponsors. Attendees also participated in the Raffle with prizes donated by The Chop Shop, Royal St. Kitts Hotel and Marshall’s Restaurant.
Employees throughout the Caribbean countries in which CIBC FirstCaribbean operates participated in similar events, with funds raised benefiting their respective cancer organizations.