It may still be months away but
organisers of the third annual breast cancer gala dinner are urging people to
save the date for the glitzy affair.
The dinner will be held at the
Ritz-Carlton on Saturday, 16 October.
The fundraiser is hosted by The
Breast Cancer Foundation and RE/MAX Cayman Islands.
“The first Breast Cancer Gala
Dinner, held in October 2008, was planned as a one-time event,” said James
Bovell owner/broker of RE/MAX Cayman Islands and director of the foundation.
“We had a tremendous turnout and
raised much needed funds for our local non-profit charities.
We decided to turn this into an
annual event and are thrilled to begin preparation for an exciting and even
more successful 2010 gala.”
As in previous years, all proceeds
of the 2010 Breast Cancer Gala Dinner will be donated to the Cayman Islands
Cancer Society and the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens.
Funds from past years have helped
to fuel strategic local initiatives such as the recent introduction of a formal
cancer registry that has been described as a ‘milestone’ in Cayman Cancer
The registry is expected to track
the prevalence of all types of cancers present in Cayman, enabling better
treatment, education and prevention of such diseases.
The 2009 event included a keynote
speech by Hoda Kotb of NBC’s Today Show and entertainment by Vivendi Cabaret,
Bona Fide and The Singrays.
“We hope everyone will ‘save the
date’ for our upcoming Third Annual Breast Cancer Gala Dinner. We have many
(soon to be announced) surprises in store and some thrilling entertainment
lined up. This promises to be the ‘must attend’ event of the year,” said
Heather McLaughlin of RE/MAX Cayman Islands and event organiser.
For sponsorship information or
donations to the auction, contact the RE/MAX Cayman Islands office in 7 Mile
Shops, or call 949-4822.
Check the event website for regular
updates at www.BreastCancerGala.ky.
Tickets are expected to go on sale
late summer 2010.