Top Quebec CIBC Run for the Cure student fundraiser gets help with tuition

Top Quebec CIBC Run for the Cure student fundraiser gets help with tuition 
Students across the country raised more than $500,000 for breast cancer 
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MONTREAL, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) today announced 
McGill University's Beatrice Britneff as the top Quebec student fundraiser in 
the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure Post Secondary 
Challenge. 
The Challenge inspired Canada's college and university students and faculty to 
raise more than $500,000 for breast cancer research, education, awareness and 
advocacy. The funds raised support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and 
in Quebec, events also support the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation. 
Britneff, who raised nearly $2,800 as part of team 'Urban Groove Dance 
Project', is one of nine students nationally to win a $2,500 CIBC Education 
Award to help with tuition expenses. 
"CIBC was very proud to present the Post Secondary Challenge," said Sylvain 
Vinet, Senior Vice-President, Eastern Canada, CIBC. "Our goal is to raise 
breast cancer awareness among Canada's students and motivate as many young 
people as possible to raise funds that will make a difference in the lives of 
those living with breast cancer. Congratulations to Beatrice and to all the 
CIBC Education Award winners and thank you to all the students who together 
raised more than half a million dollars." 
"I know and love several women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, 
including my mother. The numbers are far too high, so I run in hope that they 
will soon find a cure," said Beatrice Britneff. "I think it's great that CBCF 
and CIBC have student welfare in mind, and reward students for their hard work 
and their achievements. This was my fifth time participating in and 
fundraising for the Run. I do so year after year because it is a cause 
incredibly important to me, my family and my friends." 
"We are truly inspired by the outstanding dedication and enthusiasm 
demonstrated by participating Post Secondary Challenge schools across Canada. 
With the incredible support of our title sponsor - CIBC, this program has once 
again exceeded our expectations," said Deborah Dubenofsky, Chair, National 
Board of Directors, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. "I wish to congratulate 
each of the CIBC Education Awards recipients for their contribution to the 
Foundation's vision of creating a future without breast cancer. The support we 
receive through this program allows the Foundation to continue investing in 
the most promising breast cancer research, education and advocacy initiatives 
in the country." 
About CIBC
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 2012, CIBC contributed more than $38 million 
to charitable and non-profit initiatives in Canada to support national, 
regional and local organizations. 
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 2012, nearly 170,000 participants 
raised more than $30 million to fund innovative breast cancer research, 
education and awareness programs. On Sunday, October 6, 2013 this national 
movement will again connect participants and volunteers in 60 communities 
across the country. For more information, visit www.cbcf.org 
Sean Hamilton, CIBC, Tel: 416-304-8456, orsean.hamilton@cibc.com 
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