September 22, 2022
The loss of two close family members because of cancermeans David Prabhu knows all too well about the frightening disease.
Last year August, he further understood following a doctor’s visit that confirmed he had a Stage 1cancerous tumor growing in his sinus cavity.
“My grandmother passed from breast cancer in 1984 and in 2018, I lost my mom as well, so I havealways been a strong supporter of the cause and the awareness of this dreadful disease,” he said.
For David, this support led to his annual participation in CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk For The Cure(WFTC) over the last 6 years.
Monies from the fund-raising walk and associated events are used primarily to assist with the purchaseand maintenance of equipment used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients. They are alsoused to provide assistance, care and counselling to patients and their families as well as to raiseawareness, and stress the importance of early detection, through education campaigns across theregion.
David’s early detection made a significant impact on his cancer experience.
“I was able to schedule surgery to have the tumor removed in September and thankfully didn't have todo radiation. Subsequent scans have shown everything is clear,” said David.
Noting “love, support and positivity” as keys in his experience, David is also motivating andencouraging others to support Walk For The Cure.
“I look forward to this year’s WFTC and I will be bringing along about 60 persons”, he said.Following two years of alternative fundraising activities due to the Covid 19 pandemic, CIBCFirstCaribbean has announced the return to the usual in-person walk to be held on October 1 st onstreets across New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco and Eleuthera.
WFTC registration is $25 for adults and $12 for kids under 12. Everyone is encouraged to participate bystopping by any CIBC FirstCaribbean branch, or by emailing WalkfortheCureBAH@cibcfcib.com toregister. Companies and individuals can learn more about how they can support WFTC and keep up todate with this year’s walk-through CIBC FirstCaribbean’s website and social media pages.
Individuals can join David, his 60 invitees and other supporters, by stopping into any CIBCFirstCaribbean branch to make a donation or transfer funds online to the CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk forthe Cure account 201646737. CIBC FirstCaribbean customers can also use the convenient first payoption to donate when they log in to their online banking accounts.