Julien Believe will join well-known artists from across the region such as Caribbean queen of soca Alison Hinds of Barbados, past Road March winner Patrice Roberts out of Trinidad and 2019 St. Vincent Soca Monarch Skinny Fabulous for a virtual gathering of people for this year’s “Walk for the Cure” as COVID-19 forces CIBC FirstCaribbean to take its flagship fundraiser online for the first time in its nine-year history.
Mr. Vegas out of Jamaica; Mr. Killa from Grenada; Teddyson John from St. Lucia; Ricardo Drue from Antigua; and Edwin “The General” Yearwood, Adrian “AC” Clarke and Hypa Dawg Lil Rick out of Barbados will also take to the virtual platform event which seeks to raise awareness and aid for breast cancer causes in The Bahamas and across the region.
“It is a privilege to be able to represent The Bahamas and partner with CIBC FirstCaribbean to execute an event and performance like this. I know for months Bahamians have been missing the stage and I want to do my part as a creative to shed some light and love,” said Julien Believe.
CIBC FirstCaribbean, through promoter 4D Entertainment, will produce the regional event on Sunday, October 4, at 4 p.m., bringing together the regional performers and two deejays for three hours of entertainment that will also include energetic workout sessions from a number of fitness coaches.
“All of us have been affected by cancer in some sort of way. Some of us have even lost loved ones to cancer and this is our time to celebrate them.”
Highlighting that the free event is not about donations, Julien Believe encouraged people to donate if they can, and welcomes everyone to share the event’s link – Faccebook.com/CIBCFCIB; Instagram.com/cibcfirstcaribbean; YouTube.com/user/CIBCFirstCaribbean; Caribvision and Zoom – tune in, and enjoy the show.
Two performers bringing a different feel to the show will be King James from St. Maarten and Reinier Lijfrock from the island of Curacao.
“COVID-19 has changed the way we’re doing things – the way we live, the way we socialize and the way we reach out to help those in the community,” said Nikia Christie, CIBC FirstCaribbean marketing manager.“But, it has not changed CIBC FirstCaribbean’s commitment to this cause and how committed we are to pulling off ‘Walk for the Cure’.”
Prior to the virtual event, Walk for the Cure Day will be recognized on Saturday, October 3. Bahamians everywhere are encouraged to walk, run, swim and workout for the cure in their own neighborhoods or gyms. On the day, individuals are asked to wear “Walk for the Cure” T-shirts, take photos and videos and post them to social media with the hashtag #WalkfortheCureBAH to raise awareness. Individuals can also stop into any CIBC FirstCaribbean branch and donate to the CIBC FirstCaribbean “Walk for the Cure” account or e-mail WalkForTheCureBAH@cibcfcib.com for more details.