Students receive CIBC Education Awards to help with tuition
CALGARY, Dec. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX) (CM: NYSE) is pleased to announce nine students in Alberta
have been named top individual fundraisers for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure Post Secondary
Each year, CIBC and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation challenge
post-secondary students to show their pink spirit, get involved, and
raise funds for breast cancer research, education, and awareness
initiatives. In celebration of their hard work and dedication to giving
back to their community, the top five national and 10 regional
individual fundraisers across Canada receive a CIBC Education Award of
$2,500 to help with school expenses.
Alberta's 2013 CIBC Education Award recipients are:
Becky Bohlender - University of Calgary
Laura Coleman - University of Alberta
Heather Friedt - University of Calgary
Devynn Helischauer - University of Lethbridge
Amanda Leung - University of Calgary
Jessica Kilik - Grant MacEwan University
Anna Kovalchuk - University of Lethbridge
Paige Stannard - University of Calgary
Leah Stickel - University of Alberta
For Heather Friedt, a breast cancer survivor and veterinary student at
the University of Calgary, the CIBC Education Award means the chance to
go to school. "This award is important to me because as a survivor
myself, and someone who is pursuing post-secondary education, it made a
difference. It meant I could afford to go to school despite the year I
took off when I was undergoing treatment. I am extremely grateful to
have won the award."
This year, Post Secondary Challenge participants from the University of
Calgary, University of Alberta, Grant MacEwan University and the
University of Lethbridge won nine of the 15 Awards given to students
across Canada. They helped to collectively raise almost $500,000 for
"I would like to congratulate the 2013 CIBC Education Award recipients,
and all students participating in the Post Secondary Challenge across
Canada, for your fundraising efforts and dedication to finding a cure
for breast cancer," said Mark Galbraith, Region Head, Alberta, CIBC.
"You inspire hope that the legacy of the CIBC Run for the Cure will
continue through the compassion, determination, and strong leadership
of future generations."
"We are delighted with the enthusiasm and support we received from the
post-secondary community and appreciate the dedication of all
participants to the breast cancer cause," said Jane Parsons, co-CEO,
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. "A special thank you to the nine
Alberta students who are among the 15 post secondary students from
across Canada to win the Award. We also wish to thank CIBC for their
incredible support as title sponsor and for providing school funding in
support of the Program."
To view the results of the 2013 Post Secondary Challenge online, visit www.runforthecure.com/psc.
About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure
Since 1992, the annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for
the Cure has been the largest, single-day, volunteer-led national event
in support of creating a future without breast cancer. On Sunday,
October 6, 2013 this national movement connected 130,000 participants
and volunteers in 66 communities across the country. For more
information, visit www.runforthecure.com.
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 2013, CIBC contributed more than $41 million to nearly
1900 charitable and non-profit initiatives in more than 430
communities. You can find other news releases and information about
CIBC in our Press Centre on our corporate website at www.cibc.com.
SOURCE: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
For further information:
Kevin Dove, Head of External Communications, CIBC, at 416-980-8835 or email@example.com.