Bank celebrates its fifth year giving to the cause
PHILIPSBURG:— For the fifth year CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has donated to cancer awareness, this year the Sint Maarten Cancer Foundation received a donation of $18,000USD from the bank’s Walk for the Cure program which aims to provide support for those fighting cancer and create awareness across the region.
The Sint Maarten Cancer Foundation’s main objective is “to promote in the widest sense of the word the awareness among the general public with regards to cancer”. Their main focus next year will be a “Cancer Support Group and Volunteer Drive Training.” The foundation is very pleased with the fact that various institutions and businesses are placing health and awareness campaigns regarding various types of diseases on their agenda.
The fifth annual CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk for the Cure saw thousands of walkers and runners engage in organized events across the 16 territories where the bank is located. Regionally the walk generated USD$500,000 which will be donated to various charities and organizations across the region involved in the detection, treatment, and care of persons affected by cancer and their families.
Left to Right: La-Teen Clarke (CIBC FCIB), Shermina Powell Richardson (Sint Maarten Cancer Foundation), Heidi Getrouw, Country Manager (CIBC FCIB) and Alphons Gumbs (CIBC FCIB).
About CIBC FirstCaribbean
CIBC FirstCaribbean is the largest, regionally-listed bank in the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean serving over 400 000 customers in 17 markets, through approximately 2,700 staff, across 100 branches and offices. The bank, which has almost 250 years of combined experience in the region, offers a full range of market-leading financial services in: Corporate and Investment Banking, Treasury Sales and Trading, Retail Banking, Wealth Management, Small Business and Credit Cards.
CIBC FirstCaribbean is a member of the CIBC Group. CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with nearly 11 million personal banking and business clients. Through our three major business units – Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Wholesale Banking – CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada with offices in the United States and around the world.
Source: St. Martin News Network
CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN Supports St Maarten Cancer Foundation.