Gulf International Bank donates in excess of US $ 22,000 to Think Pink Bahrain in support of Breast Cancer Awareness
Gulf International Bank (GIB) today announced a donation of more than US $ 22,000 to Think Pink Bahrain. In observation of the International Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, the bank organised a number of activities to raise funds and increase awareness of the importance of early detection of breast cancer.
The employees of the bank raised over US $ 2,100 which was added to the US $20,000 apportioned by GIB to Think Pink Bahrain earlier this year as part of its 40th anniversary launch celebrations.
GIB CEO Mr. Abdulaziz Al-Helaissi commented: “GIB is pleased to support this global initiative on a local level by increasing awareness of the importance of early detection of breast cancer and timely treatment that directly contributes to saving lives. The funds that were raised by GIB staff in support of this, reflects their dedication to charitable causes and social programmes.”
Julie Sprakel, the founder of Think Pink Bahrain, expressed her appreciation of GIB, saying: “As a charitable organisation, Think Pink Bahrain’s work would not be possible without the backing of local companies. We’re grateful for the solid support of GIB and its employees.”
GIB’s building was lit pink during last month and visitors to the headquarters in Manama were greeted with Think Pink themed adornments in the lobby; and the employees’ offices in both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia were decorated to the theme. A number of educational activities and engaging fund raising opportunities took place for the employees during the month.
Launched last year, GIB’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme ‘WAGIB’ is committed to supporting local communities in which it operates with a range of sustainable development programmes and local initiatives. ‘WAGIB’ emphasises themes with long-term positive results in the fields of youth and career development, women’s empowerment and health awareness.