Higgs & Johnson recently encouraged staff members to show their support of the Cayman Heart Fund by to wearing red and donating funds, which were matched by the firm.
The Cayman Heart Fund is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to the reduction of heart and circulatory disease.
Heart Fund board member Dr. Sook Yin said the donation will assist the Heart Fund in making a difference in the Caymanian community.
Dr. Yin also noted the importance of adopting healthy lifestyles especially in high-stress professions; and that women are especially prone to cardiovascular disease.
Gina Berry, partner of Higgs & Johnson, also made a donation on behalf of Joram and Yaell Agar, longtime clients of the firm who are well known for their philanthropy, especially with respect to addressing health concerns in the Cayman Islands.
Ms Berry said the Agars had earmarked this year’s donation to assist with the Heart Fund’s various screening programmes, which include early detection of cardiovascular disease in both women and men, paediatric and congenital heart disease, high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes.
Newly appointed Regional Managing Partner Derek Jones stressed his support of meaningful community partnerships, which are “at the heart” of the Higgs & Johnson culture.
Mr. Jones said he was especially proud of the firm-wide support of the Heart Fund’s initiative.