Cayman Brac cancer survivors dinner a sweet success

Sixteen cancer survivors attended a special dinner in their honour in Cayman Brac. 

Along with family and friends, representatives of the Cayman Islands Cancer Society and volunteers, more than 60 people enjoyed the Life is Sweet dinner at the Brac Beach Reef Resort on 28 July. 

According to organiser Connie Godet – who is a cancer survivor herself – there are 35 known cancer survivors in the Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. 

Deputy District Commissioner Mark Tibbetts delivered the main Words of Inspiration on the programme, filling in for Cayman Islands Deputy Premier Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, who was unable to attend. Mr. Tibbetts was also the emcee for the evening. 

The blessing of the meal was offered by Rohendis Britton, husband of cancer survivor, Verona Britton. 

The theme of the evening, Life is Sweet, was highlighted by a large sheet cake and a chocolate fountain with assorted fruit and marshmallows and ensured that those with a sweet tooth were well satisfied. 

Entertainment was supplied by local band C-Level and singer Junior Dilbert reworded Imagine to reflect the theme of the evening.  

“The ‘cancer version’ of the song “Imagine” was very touching, and Junior Dilbert delivered it with such emotion that it brought me to tears. It was very meaningful, especially to cancer survivors listening to those words,” said Ms Godet, who said she was already looking forward to next year’s event. 

This is the first time the cancer survivors dinner has been held in Cayman Brac.