Cancer Society to visit the Brac

The Cayman Islands Cancer Society will be visiting Cayman Brac on Saturday, 23 April with a packed schedule of events including a sunrise community fitness class and four presentations on a number of different topics.

The sunrise fitness class will be held on the Rotary Club of Cayman Brac’s LifeCourse at the West End Community Park at 7am, says a press release from the Society.

The class will be led by Laura Ribbins, owner of Fitness Connection on Grand Cayman and an international health and fitness presenter. Ms Ribbons will be assisted by Christine Sanders, Education Officer for the Cancer Society, who is also a fitness instructor and international presenter.

Ms Sanders says that the Society is promoting physical activity as people who exercise regularly are known to reduce their risk of developing many diseases including breast and colon cancer.

There is no charge to participate in the workout and all participants will receive a goodie bag. The class will be followed by a free breakfast at the Brac Reef Beach Resort conference center. There will also be a couple of spot prizes on hand for participants.

In addition to the workout, the Society will be hosting a seminar at the Brac Reef Resort Conference Centre, beginning at 8:30am with health screenings. Seminar sessions begin at 9am. Vouchers for free mammograms, Pap smears and PSAs along with colon cancer screening kits will be available.

Seminars include ‘The ‘Importance of a Physically Active Lifestyle’ presented by Laura Ribbins at 9.15am. This will be followed by ‘Colorectal Cancer – What You Need To Know’ presented by Dr. Velusamy of Faith Hospital at 10am. Alexandra Stewart, the Society’s counsellor, will present a session titled, ‘How Can Counselling Help’ beginning at 10.45am. The day will conclude with a session at 11.30am on ‘Ovarian & Endometrial Cancers – What You Need To Know’ presented by Christine Sanders.

The Cancer Society delegation to the Brac will be led by Dr. Sook Yin, Medical Director of the Society. Dr. Yin said in the release that the Society is committed to bringing its education programmes to the Sister Islands. A trip to Little Cayman is being planned for later in the year.

The Society is promoting physical activity as people who exercise regularly are known to reduce their risk of developing many diseases including breast and colon cancer.