CBI goes pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness - The Bank raises funds for Breast Cancer Arabia
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Commercial Bank International (CBI) has been involved in efforts to raise awareness and funds for the research, treatment and prevention of breast cancer in the UAE. With 1 in 8 women suffering from the cancer in the UAE, CBI’s efforts will go a long way to tackling the progressing disease.
For the second year running, CBI is supporting the Dubai Golf Pink Ball Ladies’ Tournament. Held at Emirates Golf Club, the ladies proudly tee’d off on October 22, marking the beginning of the good willed competition. More than 92 lady golfers joined the event, bridging their love for golf with a passion to raise funds to combat the life threatening disease.
Ms. Marwa Al Falasi, Head of Branches commented, ‘This is a great cause and I am delighted to be able to participate and contribute to something that will make a difference to so many others. It is our responsibility to do whatever we can to help our community.’
CBI employees also gathered in efforts to raise awareness and funds for the disease, which is the second leading cause of death for women in the UAE. Female employees of the Bank attended the charity ‘Pink Ribbon Breakfast,’ with Kris Babicci, CEO. The breakfast was a success in uniting female employees in respect of a cause which affects so many women in the UAE.
Zainab Noureldini, Head of Human Resources attended both events noting that ‘As a woman of the UAE, I realize the severity with which this life threatening disease is progressing in this country. CBI recognizes the importance of funds from these community efforts, and we are pleased to be supporting this great cause knowing that the work we all do today will make a great impact in the future.’
On the week of the events, Pink Ribbons were distributed amongst all CBI staff in honor of the Dubai Golf Pink Ball Ladies’ Tournament, the Pink Ribbon Breakfast and other similar events which seek to raise awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer.