Published On: Thu, Oct 23rd, 2014

The 3rd CIBC Firstcaribbean Walk for the Cure was a great success with record amount of participants

CIBCWILLEMSTAD -- An inspiring sunset lighting up the unique architecture of Willemstad set the stage for a group that was bigger than ever before to participate in the 3rd CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk for the Cure last Saturday.

The interest for the walk grew and so did also the ambiance surrounding those taking part in the walk, accompanied by a mini brassband.  Kids of parents participating in the Walk were taken care of in a special childcare area in the parking lot where they enjoyed themselves in bouncy castles. All participants received a goody bag with various promotional items. The proceeds generated through this Walk will be donated to the Princess Wilhelmina Fonds so they can continue with their valuable work in the fight against the disease of cancer in Curaçao.  The 6 kilometre Walk started in the parking lot of CIBC FirstCaribbean at De Ruyterkade # 61 in Punda and finished at same spot.

The CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk for the Cure in Curaçao is of one of the events to raise funds for the care and support of persons fighting cancer held all across the Caribbean in all the 17 countries where CIBC FirstCaribbean has offices.  CIBC FirstCaribbean is taking part in this along with its parent company, CIBC, which is in its 18th year of supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s Run for the Cure. This year, CIBC raised over $25M for breast cancer research across Canada.  CIBC FirstCaribbean expects, although the total amount generated by the fundraising activities across the region is being tallied while fundraising continues until October 31st, that this year proceeds will significantly increase.

“We were pleasantly surprised by the interest for the Walk for the Cure by participants and want to thank those that have joined us in this walk for this laudable cause. This year we had over 600 walkers. A special thanks goes to our regional sponsor, Deloitte, and our local sponsors and contributors Curoil, LBH, NuCapital, Adama, Empire Promotions, One Media Group, Wechi, Goisco, Stradius, San Pellegrino, Dolfijn FM, Subway, Quaker Oats Cookies, SPA, EWT, Mammoet Printing, Steven Braaf, DJ Lu-C, Bryan Fraites, Fria, Sourcy, Royal Club, Inselair, Vita Malt, Avalon University, A Special Day, Brosaun and Porta Potty for their support. We also want to thank the companies that bought t-shirts for their employees and the volunteers (including Brigada di Seguridad i Formashon).”said a very satisfied Lysaira Ortela, Marketing Manager of CIBC FirstCaribbean in Curaçao.

Cancer is a concern and any one of us or our relatives can be affected at any time.

Persons living with cancer need all the support they can get ” a very satisfied Lysaira Ortela, Marketing Manager for CIBC FirstCaribbean said.

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