Students aid cancer patients

Though still in school, Heritage High students continue to contribute their time and money to deserving causes on Grand Cayman. Most recently, $550 was presented by the students to benefit cancer patients in the Cayman Islands.

This latest presentation, which is made annually, took place last week. The funds were raised during a Heritage High Dress-down Day during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Cancer Society General Manager Christine Saunders welcomed the donation but, more importantly, the youths’ involvement. ‘While cancer is usually a very abstract issue for many young people, we’re very proud of these students for getting involved, making special effort and thinking of the Cancer Society.’

She added that the funds will be used to assist cancer patients’ financial needs.

Heritage High School Leader Steven Clark said that some 80 per cent of the campus’ 250 students participated in this year’s Dress-down Day.

‘Activities such as these help to raise awareness amongst students, some of whom have friends or family members with cancer; while also focusing their energy on positive and important causes,’ he said.

Mr. Clark added that the school actively supports community and social involvement, and encourages the youth to ‘have a positive effect on their communities.’

Other recent student initiatives include volunteering at Taste of Cayman and participating in Older Persons Week.