RBC fights cancer

A local bank is staging a run/walk to help in the battle against cancer.

Royal Bank of Canada is sponsoring fundraising walks/runs across the Caribbean to benefit the RBC/Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago Children’s Cancer Fund. In Grand Cayman, the event will take place this Saturday, 15 October. The walk portion of the race is slated to start at 6.30am with the run beginning at 6.45am from the Royal Bank of Canada House on Shedden Road in George Town.

RBC is inviting community members to join employees as they raise funds for the cause. As RBC Vice President and Country Head of the Cayman Islands Jason Waters states, the goal is to generate thousands of dollars.

“Pediatric cancer is a terrible disease and families often need financial support when their children are treated,” Waters said. “Through these fundraising events across the Caribbean, our goal is to raise at least $25,000 from this collaborative effort.

Though only three years-old, the Children’s Cancer Fund has already assisted children in four counties, including Grand Cayman. It has also provided support for foreign testing of biopsy samples, which results in quicker diagnosis and earlier treatment of cancer when identified. The fund has made a major difference in the lives of the families helped.

“We look forward to the participation of many clients, employees and community members in order to raise awareness for this important cause.”

The cost to walk or run in the event is CI$25 for adults and free for children under 12. The registration fee includes a T-Shirt and water bottle. Prizes will also be awarded for the top three fundraisers and the top three runners. To register, simply complete a registration form available at any RBC banking centre. Donations are also gratefully accepted.

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