Across the globe, October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when people from all walks of life come together to campaign and raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer. This year, Camana Bay will continue its tradition of helping to raise awareness by lighting up the town pink and hosting a series of events as a month-long reminder of the cause.
New this year are the special-edition breast cancer awareness Camana Bay gift cards that are available at the Visitor Centre. This year, in honour of Camana Bay’s 10-year anniversary, 10 per cent of the profits made from this specially designed gift card will benefit The Breast Cancer Foundation. The foundation was first established back in 2009 to help fund education on the disease while providing aid for treatment costs for patients who need assistance with financing their treatments. The foundation also supports other organisations like the Cayman Islands Cancer Society and The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens, both of which have programmes that address breast cancer.
Dart Enterprises will continue showing its support to the cause this year as a sponsor of The Breast Cancer Foundation, The Cayman Islands Cancer Society as well as The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens.
A member of the Camana Bay community, Eclipze Hair Design & Spa, will host its 17th Annual Cut-A-Thon on Sunday, Oct. 1. Eclipze will be offering haircuts and other salon services at discounted prices from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. On hand for the event will be two guest stars, stylists Roby Powers from New York City and make-up artist Douglas Rosales from Miami.
Customers who are willing to cut at least 12 inches of hair during the event will try to raise more money for The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens Breast Cancer Awareness Fund by getting sponsors who will donate a certain amount of money for every inch of hair cut. The hair can then be donated to Locks of Love, a non-profit organisation in the United States that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children and those under the age of 21 who suffer from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
Eclipze’s owner, Darla Dilbert, hopes this year’s event raises the most money yet. Darla and her sister Darna first started the Cut-A-Thon after they lost a family member to breast cancer. Their goal was to find a fun and creative way to raise funds and help in the fight against the disease.“It is a great feeling to know that you could be helping to save someone’s life,” Darla says.
For more information about participating in or volunteering for the event, contact Anneka Greenway on 945-1188 or email [email protected]
For more information on volunteering, visit eclipze.ky/volunteers.
PILATES FOR PINK
On Oct. 14 the 11th Annual Pilates for Pink event returns to the Arts & Recreation Centre at Camana Bay.
Presented by ENERGY Essential Fitness, this event is suitable for all ages and features a 60-minute “Pure Pilates Power” class along with the annual Plank Challenge and prize drawings. Registration is CI$30 and includes a pink tank top, a pink exercise resistance loop and Pilates for Pink towel. The proceeds for this annual fundraising event will go to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.
Late registration and the pre-event “Pink Party Lounge” take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the day of the event, with the class starting at 10 a.m. For more information contact ENERGY Essential Fitness on ENERGY Essential Fitness on 949-6006 or email: [email protected]