Voices in the Cayman Islands joined in harmony with thousands around the world on Oct. 9 and 10 to support hospice care with a special musical event.
Every two years, musical events are held globally on the same day to mark World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, which aims to raise awareness and promote understanding of the needs of people living with a life-limiting illness, and to raise money to support and develop hospice and palliative care services worldwide.
This year, Cayman HospiceCare held “An Evening on Broadway” at the Prospect Playhouse. Performers performed popular tunes from shows including “Chicago,” “South Pacific” and “Les Miserables.”
The cast of local talent under the direction of Jackie Balls “delighted packed houses with the diverse program and the audience responded in return with tremendous applause and standing ovations on both nights,” said Kerrie McMillan.
Ms. McMillan, the operations and fundraising assistant for Cayman HospiceCare, also led the production team for the event.
“I was absolutely delighted with how it went,” Ms. McMillan said. “I knew with Miss Jackie’s help it would be a superb show, and it all came together. The cast was fantastic. They really embraced it and had so much fun.”
All proceeds from the shows, which also included a raffle, will go toward ensuring that the specialized services of Cayman HospiceCare remain available at no cost to patients and families of patients.