Students at local schools have been raising funds this year for the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Children at three schools used some innovative methods to raise money for the charity.
Year 3 students at St. Ignatius Catholic School, for example, used the donation of a drawing by illustrator and children’s author Loren Long to raise $325.
Their teacher, Susan Jerrard, took them to Camana Bay to see Mr. Long read his new book ‘Otis and the Tornado’ and watch him demonstrate how he made Otis the tractor look ‘human’.
After the show, Ms Jerrard asked the author if he would donate one of his illustrations. He agreed and signed and dated the illustration. Gordon Hewitt from Island Art and Framing donated a frame and the kids sold tickets within the school to raise the money for the artwork.
The students of the Key Club at Clifton Hunter High School organised several events to raise funds.
“My Key Clubbers and I wanted to give back to all women and men who suffer from the tragic disease of breast cancer in Cayman,” said Sabrina Greene, president of the Clifton Hunter Key Club.
“We raised $200 by hosting a Halloween themed bake sale and a raffle at our school,” she said.
At the Cayman International School, the students organised a ‘Wear Pink’ fundraiser and collected $635.50 for the Breast Cancer Foundation.
“We were surprised by the overwhelming support of the children of Cayman,” said James Bovell, director of the Breast Cancer Foundation.
“We are delighted to see that the awareness for breast cancer is already a topic in our schools.
Awareness and early detection are one of the key players when it comes to fighting breast cancer.”
To make a donation to the Breast Cancer Foundation, email [email protected] or call Janet or Heather on 949 4822.