Two Saturdays ago, October 24th, 2015, the CIBC First Caribbean International Bank hosted its fourth annual Walk for the Cure which I was ecstatic and eager to be a part of. Although walking is definitely not my favorite pastime, nor do I understand why people walk for fun, nevertheless, for this cause, I would have done it twice in one day once the difficulty of the route remained at a minimum as did this one. *winks eye* 🙂
For the last four years, CIBC First Caribbean Int’l Bank has been taking to the streets by storm throughout the Eastern Caribbean to raise funds and to encourage our communities to selflessly contribute in more ways than one to this cause. The CIBC staff and corporate partners in conjunction with the cancer society, joined hands across the waters and came out in their numbers to walk and support this major fundraising activity of the year.
The march started at the Grand Anse Tennis Court, continued through the streets of Morne Rouge and concluded with a short ceremony at Morne Rouge playing field hosted by staff from the bank. Also present, to add some excitement and a little rhythm to our step, was the Grenada Boys Secondary School Drum Corps who I must say did an excellent job with keeping us entertained. It’s not easy to march and play at the same time! Kudos to you guys.
“Cancer is no respecter of persons” said Country Manager for Grenada, Nigel Ollivierre, as he addressed an exhausted but attentive audience. Elaborating on the importance of doing periodic checks and to educate ourselves about this disease; he went on further to say that CIBC will remain committed to cancer research and awareness and urged us to follow in the same manner. It is sad to say that we have all been affected by cancer in one way or the other; either we have had a family member or someone we know who has tragically succumbed to the disease or has been through a roller coaster fight for their life. That was more than enough to get me thinking and to support in any way that I can.
If you’d like to make a contribution, contact the Grenada Cancer Society or visit/call CIBC First Caribbean International Bank to speak to someone who can provide you with the necessary information.