The Breast Cancer Foundation, Cayman Islands

Breast Cancer Foundation Gala raising funds and awareness

The 9th annual Cayman Islands Breast Cancer Foundation Gala was held on Saturday, October 1st at The Ritz-Carlton and RE/MAX Cayman Islands is extremely proud to be the Gala’s Title Sponsor.

Breast Cancer Foundation Board Members, Kim Lund and James Bovell, opened the evening with an update on the charity’s work. Both spoke about the new Wellness Program, which includes cold cap therapy, training for massage therapists for lymphedema suffers and a support group.

Actress Cynthia Nixon (“Sex in the City”) gave a heart-felt speech to the 580 people in attendance. She spoke about both her and her mother’s battle with breast cancer. “Breast cancer is beatable. It’s the most beatable cancer out there,” said Nixon.

She received a standing ovation from the crowd when she concluded her speech by saying that “a breast cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence.”

A substantial amount of the funds donated from the Gala, which is the Breast Cancer Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year, will go towards the new Wellness Program that includes cold cap treatment. As one of the first recipients in Cayman for the cold cap treatment, cancer survivor Tori Croft gave an emotional speech about how important it was to keep her hair during her chemo treatments not only for herself, but more importantly for her young children. The cold cap treatment allowed Croft to “take back some control that cancer has taken from [her] life.”

 

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