Kimberly Findlay, CIBC employee


One can change cancer

“I know that no matter how small, my efforts are making a difference.”

— Kimberly Findlay, Change Management & Employee Development, CIBC, Halifax 

“I’ve been so fortunate in my life. I come from a good home with great parents; I’m in good health and have a job that I love. When I lost my aunt to breast cancer, I saw how deeply it impacted my family, and I wanted to jump in wherever I could to help. As a CIBC employee, I was introduced to the CIBC Run for the Cure, and it didn’t take long for my passion for volunteering to grow.

As a Run champion, I take pride in doing what it takes to raise money for breast cancer research and support programs. I started by selling anything I could get my hands on – computer parts, chairs, books, you name it – to rallying my colleagues to participate in dunk tanks and pie throwing contests. I always knew that no matter how small, my efforts were making a difference.

I’ll never forget the Halifax parade where a group of breast cancer survivors in pink t-shirts followed a sea of bagpipers, proving the courage of our close-knit community. It didn’t take long to realize the power in rallying together behind one cause. Experiences like these reinforce why I volunteer as much as I do, and that if we can help, we should help. That’s what I strive for.”

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Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure

Sunday, October 6, 2019

a large crowd of participants at the Run for the Cure

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At CIBC, we celebrate motivated, dedicated and passionate team players who give from the heart. No matter how large or small, each change makes a difference. All the changes they make help make our communities better.

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