CBI goes pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness
Monday, October 28, 2013
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. CBI’s activities included sponsoring the Dubai Gold Pink Ladies Tournament, organizing a ‘Pink Ribbon Breakfast with the CEO’ and collecting donations from all the employees of CBI for this noble cause.
For the third year running, CBI is supporting the Dubai Golf Pink Ladies’ Tournament, held at Emirates Golf Club. More than 80 lady golfers joined the event, bridging their love for golf with a passion to raise funds to combat the life threatening disease.
Kris Babicci, CEO of CBI commented: ‘This is a great cause and I am delighted to be able to participate and contribute to something that will make a difference. 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 affects 1 in 8 women in their lifetime. More than 60 female employees of the Bank attended the charity ‘Pink Ribbon Breakfast with the CEO’. The breakfast, held at the Dubai Greek Golf & Yacht Clup, was a success in uniting female employees in respect of a cause which affects so many women in the UAE.
During the Breakfast, Dr. Ferial K. Aziz, a specialist and speaker on breast cancer awareness from Zulekha Hospital, was present during the ‘Pink Ribbon Breakfast with the CEO’ as a guest of honor. She gave a presentation on the importance of raising awareness against this disease.
Zainab Noureldini, Head of Human Resources said: ‘The presentation by Dr. Ferial was an eye opener for all of us and made me realize the severity with which this life threatening disease is progressing in the UAE. 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.