First Caribbean Raising Awareness on Breast Cancer Print E-mail
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Written by Shane D. Williams   
Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00

The management and staff of First Caribbean Bank are doing their part to raise awareness on breast cancer and raise funds to support those battling the disease. Since August, the Belize branches have been holding fundraising activities among staff, family members and friends. They have donated money, bought T-shirts and participated in raffles, game nights and other events. The funds raised will be handed over to the Belize Cancer Society.

The First Caribbean family held its second annual Walk for the Cure on Saturday, October 5th. The walk started from in front of the BelCan Bridge branch at 6 a.m. Participants wore T-shirts proclaiming “CIBC First Caribbean International Bank Supports the Fight against Cancer”. Many wrote the names of their loved one who was lost to cancer on their shirts and as they walked through the streets of the city they handed out cancer information leaflets to pedestrians and motorists. Rosanna Villanueva, Public Relations Officer of First Caribbean Bank, said, “It is a very special activity for us because awareness saves lives.” She continued, “Cancer is something you may not be dealing with now but in the future you may be facing it personally or have a loved one dealing with it.”

First Caribbean branches across the region also held similar events. Last year US$30,000 was raised and handed over to cancer support organizations. Individuals wishing to make donations to the Belize Cancer Society can do so throughout the rest of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by making a deposit to account number 10215174 at First Caribbean Bank outlets country wide.