Cayman’s charity supporters did not disappoint when it came to putting on the glitz and glamour at the Breast Cancer Foundation’s annual gala, held last Saturday at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. A capacity crowd participated enthusiastically in the live auction and gave celebrity guest speaker Sarah, Duchess of York, a standing ovation.

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  1. What an amazing event, for such an important cause! No-one can deny the marvelous work done to raise money for breast cancer support in Cayman, and the Breast Cancer Gala is undoubtedly one of the most glamorous events in the social calendar; hairdressers are booked well in advance, make-up artists are in high demand and dresses, shoes and handbags all take on a new importance for that one night.

    But think about it for one moment. How much money is actually spent on hairdressers, make-up artists, new dresses, designer shoes and matching handbags and does any of it help raise more money for the cause? Just think how much more money could be raised if the lovely ladies of Cayman wore a dress and shoes that they have worn on a previous occasion, did their own hair and makeup, didn’t fly to Miami for that shopping trip but instead donated all the money that they would have spent to the breast cancer charity.

    One thing is for sure, you won’t die if you have to wear a dress or shoes for a second time, and do your own hair and make-up, but if you donated that extra money that you would have spent you may well just save someone else’s life.