CIBC announced that the 32nd CIBC Miracle Day raised $7 million in support of children's charities – a banner year for the initiative. Events were held around the globe – from Toronto, New York, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, London and Hong Kong - as CIBC traders and Wood Gundy advisors donated their fees and commissions to the CIBC Children's Foundation to help kids rise above.
A roster of celebrities like actor John O'Hurley, Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Georges St-Pierre and cast members of Ray Donovan, joined the day's real super stars, kids from recipient charities, to lock in trades and raise awareness and critical funds.
"The network of support from our clients, employees and celebrity champions is the driving force behind raising $7 million this year for hundreds of charities that brighten the lives of kids in need," says Harry Culham, Senior Executive Vice-President and Group Head Capital Markets, and Chair of the CIBC Children's Foundation. "These funds will be instrumental in sending kids to camp, providing hope for those with varying abilities and opening doors to many opportunities they may not otherwise have."
"CIBC Miracle Day has grown from a small holiday tradition of giving back to the community into a global initiative that unites all those who believe that every child deserves a miracle." says Steve Geist, Senior Executive Vice-President and Group Head, Wealth Management. "Thanks to a record year, CIBC Miracle Day has raised nearly $241 million since 1984 to help transform the lives of kids who need it most in communities across the globe."
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