Stride date set

The Cayman Islands Cancer Society will hold its annual Stride Against Cancer fundraising event on Sunday, 27 January.

The school portion of the fun run/walk will be held on Friday, 25 January, and organisers are encouraging all schools to participate.

One of the Society’s biggest fundraising events, proceeds will be used to help cancer patients and their families with treatment-related expenses not covered by health insurance, stated a press release.

Stride Against Cancer will begin and end at the Public Beach on West Bay Road. The event attracts walkers and runners of all ages and abilities and is a non-competitive event. Participants have the option of walking or running either the long course (13.1 miles) or a short course (6.5 miles).

There are number of sponsorship opportunities available for the event, including sponsoring an aid station or banner, media sponsorship, and other levels of contribution. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $250 and a complete package detailing all levels of sponsorship is available from the Cancer Society.

Confirmed sponsors of the event include Progressive Distributors Limited and several of their product brands including Gatorade, Hawaiian Tropic, Le Bleu, Ocean Spray, Quaker and Tropicana. Additional sponsors are Foster’s Food Fair IGA, Digicel, Sagicor, Rooster 101, Z99, and BB&P.

Registration for the walk will begin on 2 January and delivery of registration packets will be arranged to corporations, providing registration information is received by 22 January. Registration costs $25.


For more information, contact Christine Sanders at 949-7618 or email [email protected].

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