Editorial for 25 January: Take a stride to stomp cancer

There will be some vacant seats in church pews Sunday
morning as men and women gather in George Town and North Side to take a Stride
Against Cancer.

The main event begins and ends at Public Beach on West Bay
Road, but those in the eastern districts can take part too with a six-mile
course that begins at Old Man Bay and ends at Kaibo.

This is the largest fundraiser for the Cayman Islands Cancer
Society and participation is extremely important.

The society does so much each year to help those diagnosed
with cancer and their loved ones. The society is nonprofit.

The mission of the society is to increase awareness of
cancer as a major health condition, to promote leadership, to prevent the
development of cancer and to counsel and support cancer patients and their
families.

Its goal is to reduce the incidence of cancer and improve
the quality of life of all touched by the disease.

Part of the work the society does is age-appropriate
educational programmes, helping cancer patients who qualify with
treatment-related expenses, establishing a cancer survivor network and
reviewing legislative matters of interest to the society and advocating for
relevant legislation.

That’s why all of us should do our part to make sure Stride
Against Cancer is a success.

If you haven’t registered yet, there is still time.

The fee is $25 and you can sign up online at
www.caymanactive.com or today you can stop by Cafe del Sol on Fort Street from
11.30am until 2pm or Sunset House, from 5 to 8pm.

Registration continues Saturday at Cost-U-Less, Hurley’s,
Kirk’s Supermarket, Foster’s at the Strand, Airport and Countryside, 10am to
4pm.

If you haven’t fulfilled your New Year’s resolution of
getting fit and exercising, begin your routine Sunday in the Stride event.

Those who participate in the walk will be treated to a
healthy breakfast.

Last year 1,400 donned their sneakers and running shoes to
make the Stride Against Cancer a success.

It’s up to you to add to the numbers this year.

 

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