Today’s Editorial: Cancer walk a success

Hundreds of people turned out for a good cause Sunday morning.

And all benefited via exercise.

The Cayman Islands Cancer Society annual walk was held Sunday morning along Seven Mile Beach to South Sound and North Side.

The walk gives people a chance to unify for a good cause – helping to find a cure for cancer.

It also gives cancer patients a visual means of support.

Too many times those with cancer become isolated. They drop out of their social circles, which can be understood. Their main mission is getting well.

It would seem that almost everyone in the world has been affected by cancer in one way or another; they’ve either had to deal with it or have had a friend or family member suffer from it.

Too many of us have lost loved ones to the dread disease.

Cancer is no respecter of age, gender or social standing.

It has the ability to take lives and badly damage the lives of those left behind to mourn.

Cancer statistics are getting better; fewer people are getting the disease and more people are recovering.

But one person getting a diagnoses of cancer is one too many.

That’s why it is so imperative that everyone work together to help find a cure.

The turnout Sunday was amazing. While many of the people who normally participate in the walk are still off the island, the number of people who turned out was almost the same as last year.

That should translate into an even bigger event in 2006.

Walkers paid $20 to take part in the event. Many who couldn’t walk donated cash.

The tally is being made and it is sure to be a record event for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

Those who couldn’t walk can still give generously to the Cancer Society. Donations are always welcomed.