(CMR) The Cayman Breast Cancer Foundation hosted its annual Light Up the Night walk on Saturday, April 24. The event was well-supported by the community, with a huge gathering at Seven Mile Beach.
“We’re thrilled to see so many of you joining us tonight for our annual Light Up The Night walk. Together, we turned Seven Mile Beach pink with balloons and our branded T-shirts with the key message Early Detection Saves Lives,” organizers said in a post on Facebook.
The Cayman Breast Cancer Foundation expressed “a huge thanks to all participants and sponsors for making it a successful fundraiser.”
The event was also supported by Governor Martyn Roper, who congratulated the organization on its great work.
“Congratulations to Kim, James, and Janette and all involved with the Breast Cancer Foundation who organized a successful Light Up The Night fund-raising walk along Seven Mile Beach,” the Governor said in a Facebook post.
“The Breast Cancer Foundation does such great work and helps so many people on our Islands with empathy and compassion. There were many t-shirts being worn, with many designed by the youngest Caymanian Breast Cancer patient Rene Dixon who was 20 when first diagnosed but very sadly passed away last year aged only 31. Her legacy lives on in her message on the back of the t-shirt that I and many others wore – Early Detection Saves Lives,” Roper added.
He also thanked the public for supporting the event, which was well attended.
“Thank you to so many in the community for coming out to support such a worthy cause,” he stated.