Last week, CIBC held its annual bake sale to raise money for Run for the Cure. The event, which ran all day on Sept. 15, also sold raffle tickets for a Run for the Cure-themed quilt and raffle baskets.
Pat Giffin, Branch Manager at Drumheller CIBC, was ecstatic about the turn-out from the community.
"It was fantastic! We made just over $844. We've still got our basket raffles going on until Sept. 29, and we've got our quilt raffle going on as well."
The raffle baskets were created using a mix of donations from staff members and by simply going to the store and buying things to stuff the baskets with. The six baskets range in value from $80 to $125.
"All of our staff baked and all of the proceeds go to CIBC Run for the Cure. Tara, one of my staff, made [the quilt] and it's beautiful Run for Cure [themed]. It's pink and has got a whole bunch of different sayings on it. It's beautiful."
The money raised from the bake sale is the branch's pledge toward their participation in CIBC's Run for the Cure event on Oct. 1. The Drumheller branch will be running in Red Deer that morning.
"That's our branch's fundraising toward [the Run]. Each branch takes on some different fundraising. We have some client and non-client activities and then we have some staff activities."
This year marks the 21st year that CIBC is the title sponsor for Run for the Cure. In February, the Canadian Breast Cancer Society and Canadian Cancer Society merged to form one organization and reduce costs. Sunday's run will be the first Run for the Cure to benefit the new organization.