HospiceCare benefits again

Cayman HospiceCare got another welcome boost toward its $1 million target for a new building last week.

The Cayman Islands Triathlon Association, in association with A Step Ahead Physiotherapy, presented a check to Cayman HospiceCare for $3,900.

The money was raised from the three Stroke & Stride Series of swim and run events at Sunset House in August. The event was sponsored by ASAP. Record numbers turned out to the 2014 Series that consisted of a swim of increasing distance each week followed by a 2-mile run. A total of 173 individuals and 29 teams took part.

The event winners and overall champions for 2014 were Matthew Courtis for the men and Jane Hale-Smith for the women, with both athletes taking first place in all three events. Team Asian and Indian (Lauren Hew and Will Edwards) took the overall event team title.

Race sponsor Christine Gibbs of ASAP said, “Stroke and Stride was a great event for the athletes, volunteers and spectators. In addition, we raised money to help offset the working costs of Cayman HospiceCare.

“It is an honor to be able to contribute to such a worthwhile charity which offers invaluable services to so many people here in Cayman.“

The check was presented to Jennifer Grant-McCarthy of Cayman HospiceCare by Carol Reynolds of the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association and Gibbs.

The next event in the triathlon calendar is the Cayman Islands Triathlon sponsored by Elian on Nov. 2. For more information go to www.triathlon.ky.

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