This year’s CIBC Walk for the Cure in St. Vincent will take place on October 4.

It’s all part of the Annual Walk for the Cure spearheaded by parent company CIBC and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The event is also being supported by the 3000 strong employee base of CIBC FirstCaribbean.

Here in the region, CIBC FirstCaribbean is engaging the attention of all stakeholders in the fight against cancer with the staging of its annual, signature event, Walk for the Cure. This volunteer-led fundraising event is dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, health education and advocacy programmes. It’s the third consecutive year, the regional institution is hosting the event and so far close to US$150,000 has been raised across the region for early detection and general education programmes.

This year, in St. Vincent, the event will commence at the Bank’s premises on Halifax Street, up to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, turning right, down on to Bay Street, to Randy’s Wholesale onwards to Edinboro and up to Fort Charlotte, then returning to the bank. The Walk will begin at 5:30 a.m.

The registration fee of $30 includes a t-shirt, breakfast and water. CIBC FirstCaribbean employees have committed to increasing their efforts to eclipse the amount of funds raised in previous years.