RBC continues to play a role in the fight against cancer – and this time the focus is on women. The bank has responded to the Barbados Cancer Society’s call to be a part of the 2014 Globe-athon, a worldwide event designed to raise awareness specifically about women’s cancer.
Taking steps to make a difference, the bank has pledged $6,000 to the event, in addition to its employees taking part in Sunday’s Walk To End Women’s Cancer. Silver sponsor RBC is putting forward a corporate team for the walk, which will start at Bay Street Esplanade in St Michael at 4 p.m.
“We understand that every step can make a difference and we want to do our part,” said managing director, of RBC Royal Bank in Barbados, Robert de Silva. “I am proud that our employees recognize the importance of building awareness for the cause and are supporting the event.”
The event is all about raising awareness and promoting screening and education of the “below the belt women’s cancers” termed the gynaecological cancers. Globe-athon is the only international movement focused on the prevention and early detection of all gyneacological cancers.
Themed Every Step Can Make A World Of Difference, this is the second Globe-athon, and this year, awareness events will include walks, runs, music and dance performances, Zumba, and lectures, with below the belt cancer education sessions throughout four continents during the month of September.
RBC continues to support its Caribbean Children’s Cancer Fund, which was established in 2009 to assist cancer patients, who are 16 years of age and under, in any region in the Caribbean where RBC and RBTT operate. Since its inception RBC has committed US$200,000 annually to the fund, which is accessible to children in 18 countries in the Caribbean.