Still time to show pink support

There have been many events held throughout Grand Cayman this month to mark Breast Cancer Awareness month, but there are a few more on the cards before time is up.

So far this month, there has a been a Breast Cancer Gala Dinner, a memorial walk/run and a design-your-own-bra exhibit and workshop.

For those who may not yet have had a chance to show their support, there are a few more opportunities to join the effort to combat breast cancer.

Friday, 21 October, is Dress Pink Day and people throughout the Cayman Islands are urged to don pink in the office or when they’re out to show support of the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens’ breast cancer awareness campaign. That evening, Camana Bay will host a Dress Pink! event in support of the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens’ campaign from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on The Paseo.

People who attend are encouraged to wear any shade of pink and the first 100 people to arrive in pink will be given a complimentary glass of pink champagne. Bona Fide will provide live entertainment and volunteers from the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens will be on hand to accept donations.

Anyone who gives $5 or more will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win prizes from Camana Bay’s merchants and a weekend stay at The Terraces.

The Cabana, Frosted Robin, Le Visage and Sand Angels will donate a portion of all their sales during the event.

Camana Bay will match all funds raised at the event.

On Sunday, 23 October, from 2 to 6pm, Eclipze Hair Design and Day Spa at 10 Market Street, Camana Bay, will hold its 11th annual Cut-A-Thon for Breast Cancer Awareness. Volunteers from Eclipze, Artista, La Mer, Focus, Renaissance, Spa Esprit and The Lion’s Den will offer services at reduced rates including: women’s wet cut for $25; men’s wet cut for $18; child’s wet cut for $12; mini-manicure for $18; massage for $1 per minute; eyebrow threading for $15.

Joel Torres, talent art director of TIGI, will do five cuts by appointment at $100 each.

All proceeds will benefit The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens Breast Cancer Awareness Fund to help provide care for patients in need.

Also, throughout October, Vanity Hair and Nail Salon, at Bay Centre, next to the Grand Pavilion on West Bay Road, is donating $5 from every hair cut to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society. The funds donated will aid the Cayman Islands Cancer Society in its effort to provide vouchers for cancer screening to residents in the Cayman Islands.

On Saturday, 29 October, breast cancer survivors will get together for a Survivors Breakfast to share their stories and celebrate their survival of a disease affecting one in five women.

On Sunday, 30 October, a day of beauty will be held at Sameena’s Beauty Salon in George Town in support of the campaign.

A series of district meetings to raise awareness and educate people about breast cancer has also been held throughout Cayman. Two more will be held before the end of the month – at North Side United Church Hall on Thursday, 20 October and at Mary Miller Hall in George Town district on Thursday, 27 October. Both meetings begin at 7.30pm.

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