Breast cancer awareness
Fourteen years ago Sonia Christian found out she had breast cancer.
So this month’s events are important to her and others who have been impacted by the disease.
“Anyone can give up; it’s the easiest thing in the world to do, but I held it together with the support of Lions Club of Tropical Gardens, my family and friends,” she said. “Early detection and God’s grace are the key factors to my success.
She encourages everyone to take their health seriously, do self-examinations and see their doctor.
As Breast Cancer Awareness Month continues, those who have yet to take part can join Camana Bay and the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens in the fight against breast cancer at the 2nd Annual Dress Pink! Day.
The event will be at Camana Bay this Friday, 12 October, from 5.30-7.30pm, in support of the Club’s 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.
“As a centre for health and wellness, Camana Bay saw a great opportunity to play a part in the fight against breast cancer, a disease that affects many people within our community and around the world,” said Davina Tresidder, events manager at Camana Bay. “We wanted to host an event that didn’t only raise awareness, but also funds. Many of our Town Centre merchants already organise their own Breast Cancer Awareness Month initiatives – and by pulling them all together for one grand event we can motivate the community to come out and get involved.”
Everyone is encouraged to support the cause by wearing a shade of pink and the first 100 people to arrive in pink will enjoy a complimentary glass of Fantinel Rose, courtesy of Cayman Distributors.
For those lacking a splash of colour in their wardrobe, limited edition Camana Bay Pink Warrior and Pink Ribbon T-shirts will be available for $10 and pins for $5 on event day.
Volunteers from the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens will be on hand to receive donations and those who give $5 or more will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win prizes from Camana Bay merchants. Caribbean Canvas Company is also joining the cause by donating a portion of sales made from the purchase of pink items during the event.
Fitness enthusiasts can then join Energy Pilates, Fitness and Yoga on Saturday, 13 October, for Pilates for Pink… Bootcamp Edition at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Centre. Registration is $20 and includes an eco-friendly tote bag filled with goodies, as well as a host of amazing random prize draws. All proceeds will go to the
Cayman Islands Cancer Society to help provide financial assistance to patients and their families.
For more information or to register, contact Energy at 946-6006.
Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa will hold its 12th Annual Cut-A-Thon for Breast Cancer Awareness on Sunday, 21 October, from 2-6pm. Volunteers from Eclipze, Artista, La Mer, Focus, Renaissance, Spa Esprit and The Lion’s Den will offer services at reduced rates. All proceeds will benefit The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens Breast Cancer Awareness Fund to help provide medical care for those who are otherwise unable to afford it. For more information call 945-1188.
“Every day is a gift and you should always enjoy every moment, because you never know when it will be your last. Fight and never give up,” advises Ms Christian.