Commonwealth Bank Bikes Toward a Future without Cancer: Ride and Run for Hope 2019

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Braving a bike course of nearly 300 miles seems like a challenge only suited for Olympians. However, on March 9th Commonwealth Bank’s eight-member cycling team, the CB Pirates, rose to the challenge for this year’s Ride and Run for Hope event and successfully completed the course.

Ride and Run for Hope brings hundreds of participants, supporters and volunteers to the starting line each year in Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera to help raise awareness and financial support. Commonwealth Bank has been a proud sponsor of Ride for Hope every year for four years, and the company has had a cycling team participate in the event for the last three years.

“There are very few Bahamians who have not been directly affected by the disease,” said, CB Pirates team member D’Adra Smith. “It is extremely satisfying to know that I can help and do my part to bring hope to those battling cancer.”

Beyond Commonwealth Bank’s ‘Green Jersey’ sponsorship donation of $8,000 this year, Commonwealth Bank has closely aligned with the fight against cancer and is currently on its third year of a ten-year, $500,000 pledge to the Cancer Society of The Bahamas.

“We recognize the importance of actively being involved in our communities,” said, Claudia Rolle, Commonwealth Bank, Vice President, Human Resources and Training. “Ride and Run for Hope is a great opportunity for our team members to get actively involved in the community programs we support.”

Commonwealth Bank is deeply passionate about supporting the community they serve. In particular, the Bank is committed to providing the youth of our nation with a transformative educational experience, financial counseling, career readiness, and entrepreneurship support by partnering with Junior Achievement. For the past 20 years, CB team members have volunteered to serve as JA Advisors who assist with offering our youth real-life experiences that will help them explore lucrative career paths and begin the journey of maturing into financially confident adults.

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