TIMES.VG

BVI, Caribbeanand International News
TIMES.VG

CIBC First Caribbean raises $51,500 for BVI Cancer Society

CIBC First Caribbean raises $51,500 for BVI Cancer Society

The BVI Cancer Society is kick-starting 2023 with a large cheque from CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, positioning the Society to continue providing much-needed support to persons living with and or affected by cancer.

On Thursday, January 19, 2023, the lobby of CIBC FirstCaribbean was filled with representatives of corporate entities that chipped in financially and otherwise for the 2022 edition of the bank's Walk for a Cure.

It was the occasion of a simple presentation ceremony.

Country Manager of CIBC First Caribbean International Bank Mr Fabian S. Devonish, right, presents the cheque to President of the BVI Cancer Society Ms Gloria A. Fahie.

History of walk for a Cure

Those present heard that the bank's first-ever fundraising walk took place in 2012 with 90 staff and family members joining in as part of the bank’s 10th-anniversary celebrations. $1,250.00 was raised.

Each year, and for the next 4 years, it was expanded to include more participants by way of sponsors and the wider community. The funds raised doubled each year.

Country Manager of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank Mr Fabian S. Devonish said, "In 2019 we partnered with the BVI Cancer Society to combine resources and efforts. The collaboration raised $39,200, with $29,200 donated to the BVI Cancer Society and $10,000 to the oncology department of the BVI Health Services Authority.

"We were on a roll and even the Covid-19 pandemic couldn't stop us in 2020 as we still managed to raise $9,000 despite the mass gathering restrictions."

Devonish said the bank picked up the pace in 2021 and created a calendar of activities that would engage the community earlier in the year. "Even though we were somewhat hampered by Covid restrictions, our efforts paid off as we raised $35,000 and handed over the largest, single cheque presented to the Cancer Society to date."
More than 300 walkers registered for the 2022 CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk for the Cure which took place on Tortola on Saturday, October 8, 2022.


Rising to the challenge!

He shared the bank rose to the challenge put to them by the President of the BVI Cancer Society, Ms Gloria A. Fahie, to raise $50,000 in the 2022 walk for a Cure.

"I guess we all took the motto and challenge on board and, thanks to the support of each and every one of you, I am delighted to officially tell the BVI Cancer Society that we surpassed the goal and can proudly present you with a cheque for $51,500 to assist you with your invaluable work with the people who rely on your volunteered time, your expertise and your support at every stage."

Receiving the cheque on behalf of the BVI Cancer Society, President Fahie said the BVI Cancer Society is thankful and grateful to CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and expressed gratitude to everyone involved in the fundraising efforts.

She added, "The year 2023 might be new, but the work that has brought us together today is not. What we are witnessing today is the culmination of months of hard work and charitable commitment from Mr Fabian Devonish and his amazing team.

"This check today of $51,500.00 is an embodiment of the term good corporate citizenship, and for this, I would like to thank once again the entire staff of CIBC First Caribbean International Banks both here and abroad and to the many contributors who donated so generously to this worthy cause," Ms Fahie stated.
Newsletter

Related Articles

TIMES.VG
Close
0:00
0:00
Tesla reported record profits and record revenues for 2022
Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre Photo Is Fake: Ghislaine Maxwell
Opinion | Israel’s Supreme Court Claims a Veto on Democracy
Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin Gets Married On His 93rd Birthday
Who’s Threatening Israeli Democracy?
Federal Reserve Probes Goldman’s Consumer Business
China's first population drop in six decades
Microsoft is finalising plans to become the latest technology giant to reduce its workforce during a global economic slowdown
China's foreign ministry branch in Hong Kong urges British gov't to stop the biased and double standards Hong Kong report
Tesla slashes prices globally by as much as 20 percent
1.4 Million Copies Of Prince Harry's Memoir 'Spare' Sold On 1st Day In UK
After Failing To Pay Office Rent, Twitter May Sell User Names
Lisa Marie Presley, singer and daughter of Elvis, dies aged 54
FIFA president questioned by prosecutors
Britain's Sunak breaks silence and admits using private healthcare
Hype and backlash as Harry's memoir goes on sale. Unnamed royal source says prince 'kidnapped by cult of psychotherapy and Meghan'
Saudi Arabia set to overtake India as fastest-growing major economy this year 
Google and Facebook’s dominance in digital ads challenged by rapid ascent of Amazon and TikTok
FTX fraud investigators are digging deeper into Sam Bankman-Fried's inner circle – and reportedly have ex-engineer Nishad Singh in their sights
TikTok CEO Plans to Meet European Union Regulators
UK chaos: Hong Kong emigrants duped by false prospectus
France has banned the online sale of paracetamol until February, citing ongoing supply issues
Japan reportedly to give families 1 million yen per child to move out of Tokyo
Will Canada ever become a real democracy?
Hong Kong property brokerages slash payrolls in choppy market
U.S. Moves to Seize Robinhood Shares, Silvergate Accounts Tied to FTX
Effect of EU sanctions on Moscow is ‘less than zero’ – Belgian MEP
Coinbase to Pay $100 Million in Settlement With New York Regulator
FTX assets worth $3.5bn held by Bahamas securities regulator
A Republican congressman-elect is under investigation in New York after he admitted he lied about his education and work experience.
Brazilian football legend Pele, arguably the greatest player ever, has died at the age of 82.
Hong Kong to scrap almost all its Covid rules
EU calls screening of travellers from China unjustified
US imposes Covid testing for visitors from China
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Addresses Joint Session of Congress - FULL SPEECH
If a country is denied the right to independence by another, it is not in a union. It is in a dictatorship.
Where is Rishi? Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's excuses about the UK's economic challenges just don't make sense
Former FTX CEO Bankman-Fried finally arrested in Bahamas after U.S. files charges
Corruption works: House Financial Services Chair Waters doesn't plan to subpoena her donor, Sam Bankman-Fried, to testify at hearing on FTX collapse
Ronaldo's new contract...
Prince William's godmother resigns honorary royal role after exposing her/their racism
British PM Rishi Sunak pledges further action on strikes to 'protect lives'
Tax fraud verdict again exposes illusion of Trump the master businessman
Tax fraud verdict again exposes illusion of Trump the master businessman.
Double standards: UK lawmakers attack EU chief over Ireland claims
Yellen hints at ‘national security’ probe into Twitter purchase
Elon Musk reinstates Donald Trump's Twitter account.
George W. Bush and Barack Obama will hold back-to-back disinformation conferences
Mission Improbable: Tom Cruise & Queen Elizabeth
Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico are not single anymore
×