Pink Ribbon Products Arrive in CIBC Branches Across Canada
100 per cent Net Funds Raised go to Helping Create a Future Without Breast Cancer TORONTO, June 19 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX;NYSE) today unveiled the 2008 line of pink ribbon products, available to the public in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. This year's pink ribbon products include:- Necklaces - Bank card protectors - Dog leashes - Car magnets - Pink ribbon socks - Playing cards(*)"CIBC has thousands of employees across Canada who volunteer their time and energy in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure," said Sonia Baxendale, Senior Executive Vice-President, Retail Markets, CIBC. "Last year, through the generosity of our clients, employees and the general public, $1.2 million in donations was raised through the pink ribbon campaign. We are looking forward to kick starting fundraising activities for the 2008 Run with the arrival of this year's products in our branches." "CIBC continues to be a champion of the cause with new and exciting fundraising initiatives each year. From their dedicated branch staff to their senior management team, CIBC is a corporation that is making a difference." Mark Hierlihy, Director of Development, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, National Office. The products will be available at CIBC branches starting mid-June, excluding branches in the Yukon and North West Territories. Quantities are limited and available only while supplies last. (*)Note that the playing cards will be available mid-July. About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure The Run is the country's premier fundraising event dedicated to help create a future without breast cancer. In 2007, more than 170,000 participants raised over $27 million for the cause. The 2008 Run will take place on Sunday, October 5th. It is an extraordinary single-day experience that will connect Canadians in 55 communities all across the country to raise millions of dollars to fund innovative and relevant breast cancer research, education, and awareness programs in the communities where they live. About CIBC CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, our employees and our communities. We aim to make a difference in communities through corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer spirit of employees. With a strategic focus on youth, education and health, and employee commitment to causes including the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, United Way and the CIBC World Markets Children's Miracle Foundation, we are investing in the social and economic development of communities across the country. In 2007, CIBC group of companies contributed more than $36 million worldwide to charitable organizations and community initiatives. Of this, $27 million was invested in Canada to support national regional and local organizations. To learn more, visit www.cibc.com/pas About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading national volunteer-based organization dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. The Foundation works collaboratively to fund, support, and advocate for: relevant and innovative breast cancer research; meaningful education and awareness programs; early diagnosis and effective treatment; and a positive quality of life for those living with breast cancer. For more information visit www.cbcf.org.
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