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Essex branch raises funds for the CIBC Run for the Cure


Breast Cancer survivor Karen Lessard delivers a pie into the face of Essex CIBC General Manager Leasa Lapico as a fundraiser for the CIBC Run for the Cure.


by Sylene Argent

When staff members at the Essex Centre Branch of the CIBC decided they wanted to up the funding they would raise for the 2018 CIBC Run for the Cure this year, they got creative.

  With a goal to raise $1000, General Manager Leasa Lapico offered to take a pie in the face, and the funds came rolling in. Staff collected $1200 through this fundraiser, and, with the additional of various book sales and barbeques hosted throughout the year, the local bank was able to raise a whopping $2500, which more than doubled its original goal.

  The funds were raised because of the generosity of local businesses that contributed to the cause and the community for supporting the efforts.

  “It has been fantastic,” Lapico said of the fundraising efforts. “It really speaks to the generosity of the community.”

  Cottam resident Karen Lessard was the lucky one selected to deliver the pie into Lapico’s face as the CIBC staff knew she was a breast cancer survivor and an advocate for support for those who are battling the disease.

  The Windsor portion of the CIBC Run for the Cure took place on Sunday. The national fundraising campaign supports breast cancer research, in addition to providing information and support programs to those with breast cancer and their families.

  Log onto http://cibcrunforthecure.supportcbcfcom/site/TR/RunfortheCureFY19/RFTC19?fr_id=2734&pg=entry to learn more.

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