Get moving for the cure

Get moving for the cure

Cancer foundations partner with CIBC FirstCaribbean

This Saturday, September 2, during Prostate Cancer Awareness month, survivors, fighters, and advocates of prostate and all cancers are welcome to Hike for the Cure. This event is part of the region’s largest cancer charity events and is hosted by Positive, Elektralyets and Still Beautiful foundations and CIBC FirstCaribbean. All participants are encouraged to wear blue on this 12th annual Walk for the Cure to raise awareness for the impact of the disease.

The adventurous trek through the Bellevue trails will start at 5:00am at the Bellevue trails entrance in Cole Bay, located opposite the Texaco Causeway gas station. This is a free event; but of course donations are welcomed to support the cause.

Additionally, Positive and Elektralyets Foundations’ Man Up Check Up shirts are available for purchase at Easy Print. Partial proceeds will benefit them in their prostate cancer initiatives.

The bank will also host its primary fundraiser – Move for the Cure – in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year’s event will comprise a walk, workout and yoga marathon which will take place on Saturday, October 28. Persons can join the “marathon” and participate in all three events or do a “half marathon” by participating in one or two activities, such as the walk and workout or workout and yoga.

Starting at 5:00am, the walk will commence at CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Philipsburg branch, onwards to W. A. Nisbeth Rd., Sucker Garden Road to Guana Bay entrance and will then move onto Juancho Yrausquin Blvd, Ground Dove Road, Pointe Blanche, before returning to CIBC. The marathon will continue with a team workout at the Boardwalk Sports Park led by Monster Factory SXM and will conclude with yoga by Island Rebel Yoga.

Proceeds will benefit the Positive, Still Beautiful, and Elektralyets foundations in their collaborated cancer support, education, and awareness efforts.

Physical activity is recommended for reduced risk and improved survival for several cancers. The events encourage movement, bring awareness, and focus on prevention and support for those affected by the disease.

For more information on the Hike and Move for the Cure, contact the walk manager, Petra Abdul-Hamid, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About CIBC FirstCaribbean

CIBC FirstCaribbean is a relationship bank offering a full range of market leading financial services through our Corporate and Investment Banking, Retail and Business Banking and Wealth Management segments. We are located in 12 countries around the Caribbean, providing banking services through approximately 2,700 employees in 48 branches and offices. We are one of the largest regionally listed financial services institutions in the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, with US $13 billion in assets and market capitalization of US $1 billion. We also have a representative office in Hong Kong that provides business development and relationship management for our fund administration. The face of banking is changing throughout the world and CIBC FirstCaribbean intends to lead these changes with the expertise, integrity and knowledge gained from banking in the Caribbean since 1836.

CIBC FirstCaribbean is a member of the CIBC Group. CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11 million personal banking and business clients. Through our three major business units – Retail and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Capital Markets – CIBC offers a full range of products and services through its comprehensive electronic banking network, branches and offices across Canada with offices in the United States and around the world.

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