Hundreds expected for Walk for the Cure | THE DAILY HERALD

Jennifer Gumbs and Marie Rey, Manager of CIBC FirstCaribbean, shake hands.

 ANGUILLA–CIBC FirstCaribbean and the Anguilla Cancer Society have teamed up for this year’s “Walk for the Cure” scheduled for Thursday, October 25. Hundreds of walkers and runners are expected to participate in the walk locally, as many more in the region will also be participating.

CIBC First Caribbean is a major supporter of regional cancer organisations in the fight against cancer. The walk, benefiting cancer organisations in Anguilla and throughout the region, is one of several which take place annually in September and October in the 17 countries in which the bank operates. The walk is also held to coincide with the Canadian Cancer Society’s CIBC Run for the Cure sponsored by the bank’s parent company, CIBC. CIBC has been supporting this event for more than 20 years, donating millions to breast cancer research in Canada.

President of the Anguilla Cancer Society, Jennifer Gumbs said, “The Anguilla Cancer Society would like to thank CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank for their generous contribution of T-shirts toward the Breast Cancer Month walk. CIBC FirstCaribbean has always assisted the Anguilla Cancer Society (ACS) and for that we are truly appreciative. I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to other businesses to come on board and support the cause as the society strives to financially and psychologically meet the needs of those affected by cancer,” she said.

Gumbs added that the medical bills alone are very expensive and pose a burden to many families. As CIBC FirstCaribbean prepares to leave Anguilla the society is appealing to other businesses to fill that void. “Join the fight today! Once again thanks to CIBC FirstCaribbean,” she said.

Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, St. Maarten and the Turks and Caicos Islands had to cancel their walks last year due to the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk for the Cure is now in its seventh year. T-shirts are being sold for persons wishing to participate in the walk. All funds raised will go to the Anguilla Cancer Society to assist in the fight against cancer.

Source: The Daily Herald