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Press release from CNW Group

Media Advisory & Photo Op: Toronto CIBC employees celebrate Think Pink Week by walking the pink carpet

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Media Advisory & Photo Op: Toronto CIBC employees celebrate Think Pink Week by walking the pink carpet15:24 EDT Wednesday, September 12, 2012TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Every year CIBC employees from coast to coast celebrate Think Pink Week to build awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. During this year's Toronto event women impacted by breast cancer will share their personal stories and what the CIBC Run for the Cure means to them.WHAT: Walk the pink carpet and have your picture taken.   CHFI radio personalities Erin Davis and Mike Cooper will interview, in a talk show format, women who are living with breast cancer.   Guests are:   Angie Gagliardi a CIBC employee, who is a breast cancer survivour, will tell her very personal story of being diagnosed and living with breast cancer. Angie, will be joined by daughter Elyssa who is also a CIBC employee.   Film maker Annie Parker, who decided to tell the story of her family's history with breast cancer publicly, by writing and directing a movie called "Decoding Annie Parker". The movie premiers in November with a wonderful ensemble cast, including Samantha Morton, Helen Hunt, Aaron Paul and Maggie Grace.   Entertainment will be provided by CIBC tax expert and piano virtuoso Jamie Golombek.  WHEN:  Thursday, September 1311:30 am -12:30 pmSpeakers start at 12:00 pm  WHERE: 199 Bay Street (Bay Street and King Street)Court Yard behind the Commerce Court West Building  Interviews can be arranged at the end of the event with one of our guests or a CIBC Run Champion.CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with nearly 11 million personal banking and business clients. CIBC is committed to supporting causes that matter to our clients, our employees and our communities. We aim to make a difference in communities through corporate donations, sponsorships and the volunteer spirit of employees. In 2011, CIBC contributed more than $35 million to charitable and non-profit initiatives in Canada to support national, regional and local organizations.You can find other news releases and information about CIBC in our Press Centre on our corporate website at www.cibc.com.About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure Since 1992, the annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure has been the largest, single-day, volunteer-led national event in support of creating a future without breast cancer. In 2011, close to 170,000 participants raised over $30 million to fund innovative breast cancer research, education and awareness programs. On Sunday, September 30, 2012 this national movement will again connect participants and volunteers in 60 communities across the country. For more information, visit www.cbcf.orgSOURCE: CIBCFor further information: Media contact: Sean Hamilton, Director, CIBC External Communications, 416-304-8456 or cell 416-886-2567.