Heart Smart Week celebrated next month

The Cayman Heart Fund is hosting its
annual Heart Smart Week during the first week of March.

One of the activities during that
week will be “Red Dress Down Day” on Thursday 5 March.  

“On a Dress Down Day, schools and
businesses will allow their students, faculty, and employees to ‘dress down’ in
return for a small charitable contribution. Dress Down Day might also be
referred to as ‘Denim Days’ but this is entirely up to the organisation,”
explained Charmaine Moss who is helping to organise the event.

Participants are urged to replace
their school uniforms and office suits with casual clothes, preferably in red.

The charitable organisation is
inviting companies to either sponsor a school to take part, to allow their
employees to dress down or to make a direct contribution to the Cayman Heart
Fund.

The Fund also has Red Dress Pins
available for sale at a cost of $5 each.

The recommended contribution for
students and faculty is $3 per head, while the recommended contribution for
business employees is $5 per person.

Ms Moss said that while the event
was organised by the Cayman Heart Fund, she recommended that firms appoint one
individual from the company to coordinate a firm’s participation internally and
to liaise with the Fund.

She said those who assisted would
be helping the Cayman Heart Fund to pay for necessary research, treatment,
education and patient care.

The Fund is also hosting the Red
Dress Live and Learn Luncheon, on Friday, March 5 at The Westin Casuarina
Resort and Spa. 

This event will be in
recognition of “Heart Disease Awareness Month” activities to educate
women about heart disease, currently the leading cause of death among women.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Alvin
Pettle, of the Ruth Pettle Wellness Center and author of the book “Sexy
Hormones”. He will be speaking on the topic of “Hormone havoc – a woman’s
nightmare”.

Other upcoming events for the
Cayman Heard Fund are: “An Art for the Heart” evening at the Westin Casaurina
Resort and Spa on Saturday, 13 February, featuring an auction of the work of
some of Cayman’s leading artists. Sea & B will be playing. Tickets are $150
each or $1,400 per table.

On 4 March, there will be a medical
symposium at St. Matthews University at which overseas experts will give
lectures to the professional residential medical community on the latest
updates in the field of cardiac care.

On 6 March, CHF will hold a health
fair at Camana Bay for free cardiac testing and health assessments.

Also at Camana Bay, on 27 March,
the Heart Fund will host a country and western concert featuring Cayman’s own country
and western stars, under the stars.

And on 17 May, the orgnisation will
join forces with the Cayman Islands Insurance Association to hold the Ken Chand
Walk/Run Memorial Day.

For more information on any of these events, contact [email protected].