Rotaract Blue raised more than $200 for the Jaipur Limb Project in India during its second annual 5K Movement.
The project helps victims who have lost their limbs in land mine explosions.
The Jaipur Limb, also known as the Jaipur Leg/Foot, is a rubber-based prosthetic leg for people with below-knee amputations. At a cost of US$30, each prosthetic leg is quick to fit, water-resistant and can last for up to four years, especially when worn with shoes.
Overwhelmed by the public participation in the run last month, Rotaract Blue’s director of international service and event organiser Stephanie Graham said: “With our contribution, amputees can now have the ability to enjoy one thing most of us take for granted – the ability to move.”
Club President Jacqueline Golding-McDonald said: “I am confident that our contribution will help to improve the lives of persons who are unable to afford Jaipur Limbs.”
Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands, a nonprofit community service-based programme, was chartered in October 2007. Rotaract Blue is sponsored by Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central and caters to people between the ages of 18 and 30. The club meets every Wednesday at 6pm at Full of Beans Cafe in Pasadora Place on Smith Road.