HospiceCare flag day on Friday

Radio company dms will spearhead fundraising
at this year’s annual flag day for Cayman HospiceCare on Friday.

Staff from the company and one of
its stations X107.1 will kick off the hospice’s ninth annual flag day in George
Town.

Chloe of X107.1’s The Morning X
will broadcast live in downtown George Town, opposite the post office, while co-host
Dane works out of the studio. Between 7am and 9am, dms volunteers will be
posted at vantage points around the post office, requesting donations from
passersby.

“It’s that time of the year again –
time to rally together the troops and raise some money for such a worthwhile
cause. The admirable work of Cayman HospiceCare deserves the support of the
community to ensure they can continue to provide the services that they do,”
said Chloe.

In the last two years, through the
annual flag day, dms has helped raise more than $6,500.

People can win gift vouchers to
various locations island wide for their donations.

Cayman HospiceCare provides free,
high-quality, palliative care to people with terminal illnesses in the Cayman
Islands. It focuses on improving the quality of life for people with a far
advanced disease for which there is no cure. It also provides bereavement
counselling and support.

Cayman HospiceCare’s operational
costs exceed $2,100 a day and it is funded largely from voluntary donations.

Jennifer Grant-McCarthy of
HospiceCare said: “This annual event continues over the span of two days,
both Friday and Saturday. Each year X107.1 and dms really kick it into motion –
giving a voice to it over the airwaves and making noise out on the street.
Without the support of the local business community, this event would not be
the success that it is – the benefits of their involvement will be greatly
appreciated by our patients and their families.”

Phil Vinciullo, dms Broadcasting’s
promotions manager said each year the company was overwhelmed by the generosity
of the people of Cayman and he hoped this year would be no different.