Media Advisory & Photo Opportunity - CIBC calls on Canadians to help create a future without breast cancer and join the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada helps mark Think Pink Week with more than 1,000 CIBC employees and Run supporters

TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) invites media to attend the official kick-off to Think Pink Week with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, as employees ramp up their fundraising activities for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.

WHEN:          Tuesday, September 15, 12:00 to 1:00 pm (remarks begin at 12:10 pm)
   
WHO:  
  His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada
  Christina Kramer, Executive Vice President and Executive Run Sponsor, CIBC
  Anthony Micelli, Interim Executive Director, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Ontario Region
   Ann Weiss, survivor, In this Together film maker & CIBC employee of 29 years
  Jeff Timmons, fundraiser set to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in support of the cause
  ●  Pan Am Bronze Medallist Kimberly Hyacinthe, a CIBC Team Next athlete
  ●  1,000+ employees and Run supporters
     
WHAT:    
  ●  Interview opportunities; personal stories of survival and commitment to the Run
  Run day preparation tips from Canadian sprinter Kimberly Hyacinthe
  Special screening of mini-documentary where four women share their story of why they participate in the Run
     
WHERE: 199 Bay Street (Bay and King Streets)
CIBC Commerce Court West - Courtyard

Since 1992, the CIBC Run for the Cure has been the largest, single-day, volunteer led national event in support of creating a future without breast cancer with more than 120,000 participants who last year helped raise $25 million across Canada.

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 October 4, 2015, this national movement will again connect participants and volunteers in 66 communities across the country. For more information, visit www.CIBCRunforthecure.com.

About CIBC

CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11 million personal banking and business clients. CIBC and our employees are committed to the social and economic development of our communities, with a focus on Kids, Cures and Community. In 2014, CIBC supported over 420 communities across Canada, contributing more than $42 million to 1,780 charitable and non-profit initiatives, including the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, the CIBC Children's Foundation and United Way. You can find other news releases and information about CIBC on our corporate website at www.cibc.com/ca/media-centre/.

SOURCE Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

For further information:

To arrange interviews with our spokespeople or breast cancer survivors during the event or for in-studio radio or television interviews, please contact: Caroline Van Hasselt, Director, External Communications, 416-784-6699 or  caroline.vanhasselt@cibc.com

For information about the Governor General, please contact: Julie Rocheleau, Media Relations Officer, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-302-0249 or julie.rocheleau@gg.ca


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