$1,000 run for cancer

The recent New York Marathon was a chance for a number of Cayman-based runners to stretch their legs in the Big Apple and one who did it for a good cause was Richard Horton.

The local accountant, who works for Baker Tilly (Cayman) Ltd. Ran the 26.2 mile race and helped raise funds for The Breast Cancer Foundation of the Cayman Islands.

This was Horton’s fourth New York City Marathon. He said: ‘The New York City Marathon is a great experience which takes runners through each of the city’s boroughs namely Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens

and Bronx before finishing in Manhattan’s Central Park. I enjoy it every year for the support and atmosphere generated by all the spectators.’

Horton has raised funds for a number of local charities having lived on Grand Cayman for nearly five years.

‘I wanted to raise funds for a local charity and since October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the United States it seemed the ideal way to support the community here in Cayman.’

Baker Tilly donated US$ 1,000 towards the cause. Connie Swart, of Baker Tilly said: ‘We are proud to sponsor such a worthwhile cause because here at Baker Tilly (Cayman) Ltd. we believe investing in our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve, benefits all of us.’

James Bovell, Director of The Breast Cancer Foundation said: ‘We would like to thank Richard for his support and Baker Tilly for their generous contribution to the Foundation.

‘Although our main fundraising event The Breast Cancer Gala Dinner is in October, we continue working for the cause throughout the year and would like to encourage everyone to support us.’

  • Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Breast Cancer Foundation can do so by emailing Janet

Jarchow on [email protected] or call 949 4822.