Walkers will take to Seven Mile Beach by the light of the full silvery moon this month to raise funds for breast cancer research and awareness.
The Light Up the Night Beach Walk, which organisers hope will become an annual affair, will be held on Saturday evening, 19 March.
Participants in the walk, which is being organised with the cooperation of the Breast Cancer Foundation, Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital, RE/MAX Cayman Islands, the Caymanian Compass and Lone Star, will be guided by the light of the full moon and will also carry pink glow sticks as they make their way along the beach.
Janet Jarchow of the Breast Cancer Foundation said organisers are urging property owners along the route, which begins near the Beach Suites, to Governor’s Beach and back, to switch their outside lights on and light tiki torches to show their support for the walkers.
“Volunteers with glow balloons will be guiding the walk and T-shirts will have glow ink,” she said, “so, with the full moon, that should light up the beach quite nicely.”
A second event
James Bovell, director of the foundation, said: “With the Breast Cancer Beach Walk, we are adding a second event to the schedule of the Breast Cancer Foundation. The Breast Cancer Gala in October is our main fundraising event, but the disease does affect women and men all year around and we, therefore, want to continue raising awareness and at the same time promote a healthy lifestyle.”
The organisers said the event will help raise both awareness about breast cancer and funds for projects supported by The Breast Cancer Foundation.
“We have given grants to several charities and projects in Cayman and would like to further extend on these. The walk, for example, will help in providing more financial assistance for women affected by breast cancer in the Cayman Islands,” said Kim Lund, another director of the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Registration for the walk can be done online at www.breastcancerfoundation.ky or at Lone Star Bar and Grill at 6.30pm on the evening of the walk, which begins from Lone Star at 7.15pm. Participants are asked to contribute $25 each. Each participant will be entered into a draw for raffle prizes. The first 100 participants will receive a free T-shirt.
Lone Star will feature drinks and food specials and thee will be live music all night with Chuck and Barry from Sea’n’B.
For further information, contact The Breast Cancer Foundation on 949-4822.