CharityDrive raises $25,843 for Breast Cancer Foundation

Island Heritage mascot Sonny presents Breast Cancer Foundation founders James Bovell, left, and Kim Lund with the CharityDrive and CharityPlunge proceeds, totaling $25,843.

Island Heritage’s annual CharityDrive, with a new element added this year, has raised $25,843 for the Breast Cancer Foundation.

During the drive on April 23, Island Heritage donated $1, up to $25,000, for every “support” click on the company’s Facebook page, every Instagram like, every Twitter mention, and for every car that entered the Island Heritage roundabout.

This year’s fundraiser also included a new element, the CharityPlunge. Participants at Royal Palms paid to go down an inflatable water slide to win random prizes and for a chance to win the grand prize of $2,000.

“The plunge was better than fun. It was a blast,” said Benjamin Zack, an American tourist, and the grand prize winner.

Mr. Zack and his family were on the last day of their Grand Cayman vacation when he came across the CharityPlunge event.

“Thank you to Island Heritage for a great event and, moreover, for supporting a cause that is near and dear to our family’s heart,” said Mr. Zack, whose father is a colon cancer survivor, and whose aunt is undergoing radiation treatment in the U.S. for breast cancer.

“The directors of the Breast Cancer Foundation were humbled and thrilled to have been chosen by Island Heritage as the recipient of their annual CharityDrive. We are so grateful to them,” said Janette Fitzgerald of the Breast Cancer Foundation.

“These funds will go directly to our wellness program, which aims to help breast cancer patients here in Cayman to get through the debilitating and brutal treatments that they have to endure to beat this horrible disease.” Currently, 82 people are registered with the program, she added.

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