Ice on Ice provided plenty of bling

In another sold-out event hosted by Hurley’s Entertainment, Ice on Ice raised more than $10,000 for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

The lobby of the Westin Casuarina Resort had been elegantly decorated in black and white by Every Bloomin’ Thing, and a special bar station set up for guests to receive their complimentary ‘rocktini’, which this year was a tantalising Razzle-Dazzle, made with Bacardi’s raspberry vodka.

In each ‘rocktini’, of course, lay an ice cube containing a cubic zirconium. There were many noses in glasses as everyone waited for the ice cube to melt and reveal the shape of the cubic zirconium – there were only four square gems, which could then be traded in at the Island Companies’ table for a gift certificate for a half-carat diamond.

Another prize on the table was the door prize of a trip for two, including airfare, to the Westin Harbour Island in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Komal Lawrence was the lucky recipient of that prize.

The evening, however, was about much more than just the possibility of diamonds and free trips, however. With a mingling environment similar to a cocktail party, guests made new friends and caught up with old ones as the packed lobby spilled out onto the pool deck, where local band Mainstream were keeping the guests entertained.

As JB, operations manager at Hurley’s Entertainment, had mentioned prior to the event, Ice on Ice always draws a mixed crowd, from Z99 listeners to Cancer Society supporters and some who are both, the party always provides an ideal opportunity for guests from across the island to mingle.

The Mansion at Camana Bay, owned by Island Companies, was on hand with an elegant display booth of jewels for guests to try on, admire and purchase.

Organisers were glad to see that the amount of support for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society or the Ice on Ice event had not dwindled over the years. This year’s Ice on Ice was the sixth year the event has been held.

‘We were pleased with the attendance,’ said JB. ‘We had more than 300 in attendance.’

Emma Hislop, office manager at the Cancer Society, was also happy with the funds raised and the number who showed up to support the charity.

‘The team at Z99 created yet another fantastic Ice on Ice event this year, the night was a huge success,’ she said. ‘The funds will be used toward the many programmes and services that the Cayman Islands Cancer Society offers.

‘We would like to thank Z99 who graciously donated 100 per cent of the ticket sales for the event to the Cancer Society. We would also like to thank the sponsors of the event for their invaluable contributions. The Cancer Society is extremely grateful for the support we receive, this in turn enables us to support those affected by cancer and to help educate the community on cancer prevention.’

JB echoed Ms Hislop’s sentiment.

‘We were very happy with the support for the sixth annual Ice on Ice – thank you Cayman for raising more than 10 grand for the great cause that is the Cayman Islands Cancer Society. Hope to see everyone back next year!’