Local TV station Cayman 27 donated $4,000 to the Cayman Heart Fund in culmination of a week of raising awareness and funds for heart health.
Host of the Daybreak show, Sheena Hurlstone, presented Dr. Sook Yin, medical director of Cayman Heart Fund, with the cheque live on air.
The presentation was dedicated to Cayman 27’s late station manager Rick Alpert, who died in October.
“I remember receiving this cheque from Rick last year, and I’m very glad you’re doing this in his memory – and we will use this wisely,” said Dr. Yin.
Cayman 27’s Daybreak has supported Cayman Heart Fund’s Heart Smart Health Week throughout the past decade and this year dedicated a week of programming to heart health issues such as diabetes, heart disease in women, and lifestyle changes that can help make the Cayman community heart attack-proof.
The show was broadcast live from the Cayman Islands Hospital, and with sponsorship from BritCay, Ocean Spray, Baptist Health South Florida, and The Heart Health Centre, the station raised the $4,000 for the Cayman Heart Fund.