Lions Club shines spotlight on prostate cancer

Seafarers Association President Denniston Tibbetts gets a check-up at the Lions Club of Grand Cayman during an educational seminar on prostate, colon and testicular cancers at the Seafarers Association Hall.
Lions Club of Grand Cayman president Cordella Chollette and the club’s mascot spread some goodwill during the seminar by distributing free groceries. – Photos: Submitted

Prevention is better than cure. That was the message from the Lions Club of Grand Cayman when the club hosted an educational seminar last week on prostate, colon and testicular cancers at the Seafarers Association Hall.

The 20 Aug. event also served as the formal launch of the club’s annual PACCE (Prostate and Colon Cancer Event), the eighth annual Delano Hislop Memorial Journey for Life Walk/Run, which will be held on Sunday, 22 Sept.

Hislop was a vibrant member of the club who passed away from prostate cancer. The event is held in his honour annually. Proceeds are donated to Jasmine (formerly Cayman HospiceCare) and the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

The educational event was aimed at raising cancer awareness and garnering support for the annual fundraiser.

Special guest speaker Dr. Andy Shillingford delivered an address on the importance of testing and early cancer detection.

As part of the club’s push to stress the need for testing, nurses were on hand to conduct free PSA screenings for interested individuals.

The meeting also saw the debut of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman’s new Lion mascot. Donations of grocery supplies were also delivered to needy members of the public in attendance.

The Seafarers Association donated $5,000 towards the Club’s annual PACCE event.

The next educational seminar is planned for 3 Sept. in Bodden Town.

To learn more or to sign up for the walk/run, visit www.caymanactive.com/registrations.

Seafarers Association President Denniston Tibbetts presents Lions Club of Grand Cayman member Andrew Eden, right, and Lions Club of Grand Cayman President Cordella Chollette with a donation of $5,000 for the Club’s PACCE event on 3 Sept.