A walk/run to raise funds to help
children with cancer will begin early on Saturday, 25 September, sponsored by
RBC Royal Bank of Canada. The bank is sponsoring fundraising walk/runs across
the Caribbean to benefit the RBC/RBTT Caribbean Children’s Cancer Fund and the
Cayman Islands Cancer Society.
In Grand Cayman, the walk/run will
start at 6am from the RBC Royal Bank of Canada House at 24 Shedden Road, George
Town. Bank employees are participating, and the bank invites the public to join
in supporting the fundraiser.
“Paediatric cancer is a terrible
disease, and families often need financial support when their children are
being treated,” said Jason Waters, vice president and country head of the Cayman
Islands. “Through these fund-raising events across the Caribbean, our goal is
to raise at least $25,000 from this collaborative effort.”
Though only two years old, the
RBC/RBTT Caribbean Children’s Cancer Fund has already assisted children in four
countries. It has also provided support for foreign testing of biopsy samples,
which results in quicker diagnosis and earlier treatment of cancer when
“The fund has made a major
difference in the lives of the families helped,” said Mr. Waters.
Sponsors of the event include
Foster’s Food Fair and Flowers Water.
The cost to walk or run in the
event is $25 per person, and includes a T-shirt and water bottle. To register,
complete a form at any RBC Royal Bank of Canada banking centre, or go to the fundraising
section of the givehopesavelives.rbtt.com The bank is also accepting donations.