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RBC Race for the Kids raises over $22k for children and youth mental health services

Community 27 May, 2024 Follow News

Khadene Lobban, RBC’s AVP, Personal Banking and Country Head, Cayman Islands awards race winner Abraham Whittaker.

Young participants pose with their medals after completing the race.

Participants at the start line of this year’s RBC Race for the Kids 5K charity run/walk event, benefitting the Alex Panton Foundation.

RBC Royal Bank (Cayman) Limited raised over USD 22,000 for the Alex Panton Foundation’s (APF) Financial Assistance Programme, which funds counselling and mental health therapy services for Caymanian children and youth in need.

The APF was established in memory of Alex Panton, who tragically succumbed to severe depression in 2010 at the age of 16. The Foundation aims to provide hope and resources to friends, families, teachers, and classmates to help save the lives of children and young adults struggling with mental illness.

Over 600 individuals, including adults and children of all ages, participated in the annual RBC Race for the Kids (RFTK) event on May 19. Participants enjoyed excellent weather as they strolled, walked, jogged or ran the 5K course, winding through the scenic Camana Bay area in Cayman.

RBC’s Area Vice President – Personal Banking and Country Head, Cayman Islands, Khadene Lobban, was thrilled by the community’s enthusiasm and the remarkable turnout of RBC employees. Lobban expressed, “It’s moments like this that make me especially proud to represent RBC by making a difference in the communities we live and work in.”

“We know how formative life’s early moments and experiences are. This is why we believe empowering youth to reach their full potential is the best investment. It is central to RBC’s purpose of helping our clients thrive and communities prosper,” added Lobban.

RBC Race for the Kids is a global series of charitable running events benefiting children and youthfocused causes. To date, the series has seen over 360,000 participants who have collectively raised more than CAD 93 million. Within the Caribbean, these community-building races occur in Barbados, Cayman, The Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago.

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