The staff of Scotiabank, Robb Street, Georgetown, branch on Friday launched their annual cancer awareness month.October is designated to bring understanding and awareness of this form of cancer that affects both men and women. Scotiabank has been involved in raising funds for cancer institutions over the past 15 years. The bank’s annual cake sale has been the flagship of the charitable event.The Robb Street branch last year raised $1.4 million through the support from customers and friends. The funds raised are matched by Scotiabank and donated to the cancer institutions.The usual beneficiaries are the Periwinkle Cancer Club and Avon Cancer Society, now Guyana Cancer Foundation. This year the Robb Street branch is hoping to garner higher funds to make a larger contribution towards people living with cancer.The event is supported by employees, who bake cakes and pastries, customers, friends and other Scotiabank branches in Guyana.This year’s grand cake sale will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 in front of the Robb Street branch from 07:30h.Every Friday in October staff will wear pink to demonstrate solidarity with breast cancer patients in particular and those living with other forms of cancers.