The Breast Cancer Gala Dinner is the main fund-raising event for the Foundation for the year, from these funds we to continue sponsoring the Cancer Society for their work with BC patients and the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens for their work with BC Awareness in October each year. Our own Wellness Program is extremely busy, having our new office in Grand Harbour has enhanced what we can offer to breast cancer patients and survivors. This includes a full prosthetic and bra service, individual counseling, holistic services, support and advocacy all aimed at helping patients get through their medical treatments and beyond. We are a source of help for anyone going through this very hard journey, they and their families are not alone. Currently, we have 148 patients and sadly that list grows every single week.
We recently expanded our Awareness Programs into the schools and colleges – hopefully teaching lessons for life for those young persons, early detection is key, even more so in young victims, most cancers in younger patients are the more aggressive and fast spreading kind. We are still regularly going into workplaces and other communities.
The Support Groups are going from strength to strength. We are happy to report that the Wellness Program is now available in the Brac, currently, there are 15 BC patients located there.
The Lymphatic Training Grant for medical professionals has continued with two more practitioners being the recipient of this grant, we are particularly pleased that one is based in Cayman Brac and fills a void that was there previously.
We continue to campaign and advocate for all breast cancer patients here in the Cayman Islands and buy vital medical equipment for the hospitals.
The Gala Dinner is a fabulous event, a night filled with glamour, fun, auctions – live and silent – great entertainment. Tables available are 10’s or 12’s, tickets are CI$350 which covers a three-course meal and wine along with welcome bubbly. Sponsorships are available starting from CI$1,500.00 and rising to CI$12,500.00.
Our work is so valuable and essential and so many are dependent on us, but we simply cannot do this work without your help.