CIBC FirstCaribbean hosts an Hour of Hope for staffers | THE DAILY HERALD

CIBC FirstCaribbean staff at the Hour of Hope session with prostate cancer survivor Michael Ferrier.

PHILIPSBURG–Prostate cancer survivor Michael Ferrier was the first to share his story as part of an “Hour of Hope” series launched recently at CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank.

Ferrier shared his story with bank staff during an intimate and interactive session, from his diagnosis in 2004 to treatment and cure. Male staffers were encouraged to get tested and to start the conversations about prostate and men’s health issues in general.

In collaboration with Positive and Elektralytes Foundations, the Hour of Hope series will continue through Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (September) and into October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Hour of Hope series is part of the bank’s Walk for the Cure activities and its commitment to bring awareness and education, it was stated in a press release.

The two foundations have also merged their Pink, Phit and Phabulous walk with the bank’s Walk for the Cure which takes place on Saturday, October 5, starting at CIBC FirstCaribbean Mortgage and Loan Centre in Cole Bay at 5:00am.

The walk will start with a stretching session by the U 2 Can Move Fitness Programme, which also partners in this year’s walk. The route of this year’s walk is Welfare Road, over Simpson Bay Bridge to Airport Boulevard, over the causeway bridge to Union Road, and back to the Mortgage and Loan Centre.

Persons wishing to make a contribution to Walk for the Cure can do so by visiting CIBC FirstCaribbean at its Philipsburg or Cole Bay branches via the walk’s donation drop boxes or CIBC FirstCaribbean Account C/A 10055400.

Tickets are available for US $10 at both CIBC FirstCaribbean branches.

For more information, contact Walk Manager Petra Abdul-Hamid at or telephone +1-721-542-3511 ext. 208.

Source: The Daily Herald