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Scotiabank raises more than $140K for pediatric cancer

From left: Draco Rosa's wife, Ángela Alvarado and their son Redamo change their names for a cancer patient's as Scotiabank CEO Peter Bessey looks on. From left: Draco Rosa’s wife, Ángela Alvarado and their son Redamo change their names for a cancer patient’s as Scotiabank President Peter Bessey looks on.

Scotiabank’s “Corre por otro” (“Run for Another”) social responsibility campaign raised $140,000 funds this year to benefit five nonprofit entities in Puerto Rico that devote their efforts to work on behalf of pediatric cancer.

The funds were collected through the partnership the bank made with the World’s Best 10K race, as its principal sponsor. Company employees, clients and the general public contributed, as well as the bank.

“For us it is an honor and a pleasure to have so many committed people and be able to help these organizations that work so hard and with such enthusiasm to give life expectancy to these children and their families,” said Scotiabank President Peter Bessey.

This year’s benefited nonprofits are: Cabecitas Rapadas, Casa José, Ángeles con Mahones y Tenis, Un Rayito de Sol en tu Habitación and The Steven Anthony Ayala Rivera Foundation.

“Our corporate culture has always been focusing on our communities and encouraging our employees to volunteer to help those who need it most. Children are the island’s future, and we are happy to help these organizations to continue providing such necessary services to counteract this terrible disease,” said Bessey.

Scotiabank’s most recent campaign featured Puerto Rican singer Draco Rosa, who is also a cancer patient, as spokesperson. For every person who changed their name for a cancer patient, Scotiabank would donate $2 to the fight against pediatric cancer.

This is the fourth year Scotiabank has raised funds for the cause.

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Business reporter with 25 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other areas of the economy.

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