#TurksandCaicos, December 27, 2017 – Providenciales – A long standing tradition for CIBC FirstCaribbean has been to support the National Cancer Society of the Turks and Caicos; 2017 was no exception and the bank stepped up in a major way to present a significant gift to the organisation which supports families and people living with the dreaded disease.
Larry Lawrence is Country manager of CIBC FirstCaribbean and he turned over a cheque for $15,000.
“We are very proud to announce that the TCI team has raised $15,000 this year to support the work of the Natioanal Cancer Society in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Their educational programs, that is the National Cancer Society are critical to helping generate awareness, and of course early detection, treatment and prevention of cancer. So this is a very important initiative that the National Cancer Society has undertaken in the Turks and Caicos Islands and we of course are very happy to facilitate that. Several of our team members and their families have been affected by cancer throughout the years, and that there is much public awareness throughout TCI, in other words, this is very close to our hearts.”
Rosemary Jolly is the president of the Natl Cancer Society and she along with Elaina Patrick, the Society’s protocol officer accepted the cheque and explained the use of the donation derived from the Walk for a Cure event and bake sale fundraisers held by the bank during the year.
“Over teh last six weeks, we have had six or seven persons, whether just diagnosed or diagnosed some time ago, but have just reached out to us for support, and so our work continues and our commitment continues. So contributions like this really puts us in a better position to help those who are counting so much on us. So once again thanks very much First Caribbean and thanks for your staff’s commitment to this cause and thanks to our corperate sponsors.”