The Cayman Islands Cancer Society (CICS) has received a shipment of Lance Armstrong LiveStrong wristbands. These yellow bands have become a global phenomenon with everyone from politicians, sports and entertainment stars to children and grandmothers wearing them.
The Lance Armstrong Foundation is a project of Lance Armstrong, a cancer survivor, cyclist and six-time Tour de France winner. The foundation provides information and support to cancer survivors.
Earlier this year NIKE launched an initiative to raise money for the foundation by selling yellow bands etched with Lance Armstrong’s mantra ‘Livestrong.’
To date, more than $10 million has been raised for the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
In response to requests for the bands from people in Cayman, the CICS has purchased bands in adult and youth sizes from the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
The bands are available for CI$2 with all proceeds going towards the work of the Cancer Society in Cayman.
Christine Sanders, Education and Office Manager of the Society, says purchasing and wearing one of these bands is a way to show support not only for the Cancer Society but also for those individuals in Cayman and around the world who have faced a cancer diagnosis.
The bands are available at the Cancer Society office on Maple Road as well as at registration sites around the island for the upcoming Cancer Society Walk/Run scheduled for Sunday, 16 January beginning at the Public Beach on West Bay Road. Individuals doing the long course (13.1 miles) start at 6am and those doing the short course (six miles) start at 7am.
For more information on the bands or the walk please contact Christine at 949-7618 or email [email protected]