Organizers of the Mistletoe White Party have donated $8,000 to its favorite charity this year – Aimee’s Angels.
“Breast cancer is a tragic disease that has touched all of us either directly or indirectly,” said Matthew Wight, organizer of the event along with friends Mark Connolly, Kenrick Ebanks and Sydney Shaw.
“After witnessing the efforts of Aimee’s Angels and their commitment to helping those afflicted with the disease locally, we wanted to assist and we’re thrilled that the Cayman community came out to Mistletoe to help raise money for this worthwhile cause,” he said.
December marked the seventh year the event has been held. As in previous years, the party was held at Abacus restaurant in Camana Bay, with more than 1,300 guests attending – all wearing white.
Aimee’s Angels was created in 2012 in honor of Aimee Bush, who overcame her battle with breast cancer.
The group of eight women who make up Aimee’s Angels wanted to give back, and to date have raised more than $18,000 for the Breast Cancer Foundation, as well as US$25,000 for the Susan G. Koman Foundation.
Ms. Bush said, “As a breast cancer survivor, I can personally attest to the impact that wellness therapy had on my treatment, which is why we’ve set up a Wellness Fund with the Breast Cancer Foundation. It is my hope that women in Cayman can benefit from this initiative as part of their overall treatment plan.” Other charities that benefited from the Christmas fundraiser included the Estella Scott-Roberts Foundation, Cayman Islands Cancer Society and Feed our Future.
The funds donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation have been set aside for the specific purpose of wellness.
The fund offers patients and survivors alternative treatment options, such as acupuncture, medical massage therapy, fitness programs, diet and nutrition education, and support.