Media Advisory - Thanks to CIBC Three-year-old New Glasgow girl to be presented Disney Cruise wish

DARTMOUTH, NS, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - On October 30, three-year-old Reese will learn the details of her Disney Cruise wish. CIBC employees will present her wish to her and her family.

Reese's wish was made possible thanks to the generosity of CIBC.

Reese, accompanied by her family, will travel to Orlando and board the Disney Fantasy for a 7-day cruise that will take them to Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Cozumel and Castaway Cay.

Reese was diagnosed with Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) when she was 10 months old.

WHAT:    Wish presentation to three-year-old Reese   
   
WHEN: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
   
  10:30 a.m.
   
WHO:  Wish child, Reese; her mother, Kora; father, Ed; brother, Chase; CIBC employees Joan Wall, Branch Manager and Children's Wish volunteer Board Member, Marsha Sobey
   
WHERE:  CIBC Branch
   
  162 Provost Street 
   
  New Glasgow, NS 
   
  B2H 2R1

CIBC
CIBC (CM: TSX;NYSE) CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11 million personal banking and business clients. 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. In 2012, CIBC contributed more than $38 million to charitable and non-profit initiatives in Canada to support national, regional and local organizations.  You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our Press Centre on our corporate website at www.cibc.com

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of three and 17 are diagnosed with a life threatening illness.  Since 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant exceptional wishes to over 20,000 children and their families.

This year, the Foundation expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes and is proud to have never refused a wish to an eligible child, and with the help of volunteers and generous donors, is able to grant nearly three wishes every day.  Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of a particular child and family. The Foundation is a national charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information.

SOURCE The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

For further information:


Cheryl Matthews, Chapter Director
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter
Phone: (902) 492-1984, ext. 3
Mobile: (902) 229-9474
email: cheryl.matthews@childrenswish.ca