Alzheimer’s Association’s Forget-Me-Not ball proves memorable thanks to CIBC FirstCaribbean
The Barbados Alzheimer’s Association was able to pull off its first charity ball successfully thanks to support from CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank.
The bank made a contribution towards the funding of the association’s first-ever Forget-Me-Not ball. The recent event was organised to raise funds towards continuing efforts to educate citizens about the disease, expanding their library, as well as providing a drop-off centre for persons with Alzheimer’s, allowing some respite for caregivers.
President of the Barbados Alzheimer’s Association, Pamelia Brereton said, “The ball originated in Canada and being Canadian myself I figured it would be great to host it here.”
CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Head of Human Resources (Barbados), Carolyn Lewis presented Ms. Brereton with the donation at the bank’s Rendezvous office. Lewis said, “We did not think twice about whether to contribute to such a cause. Caring for the elderly and dementia patients, in particular, is a cause that we strongly support.”
Ms. Brereton was very appreciative of CIBC FirstCaribbean’s contribution and noted that, thanks to the bank, the inaugural ball would not be its last.