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4 April 2008
Butterfield Sponsors Cayman Heart Fund
Butterfield Bank’s Monique Bush and Rhonda Serrano (right) present the Cayman Heart Fund’s Kevin Doyle and Dr. Sook Yin (left) with a donation of $20,000.

Butterfield Bank recently donated $20,000 to the Cayman Heart Fund and it is already being put to effective use in the purchase a much-needed Heart Stress Treadmill Machine for the Health Services Authority in George Town.  


The Cayman Heart Fund is a non-profit, non-government organization dedicated to the reduction of cardiovascular disease in the Cayman Islands, by implementing educational and awareness programmes in the Island’s schools, workplaces and communities.


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the term used for heart, stroke and circulatory diseases, which is the #1 health problem globally. CVD accounts for an astonishing  1/3 of all deaths worldwide - far exceeding deaths caused by cancer or any other disease or, even road accidents. Many people do not realize that CVD kills more than four times as many women as breast cancer does.


In Cayman, as elsewhere, its effects can be devastating not only on families and loved ones but it also prevents sufferers from living a full and healthy life because of various disabilities caused by the disease. CVD also creates a tremendous economic burden on our country’s health and financial resources.


However, the good news is that this terrible disease is largely preventable. Early signs of CVD can often be detected by simple monitoring for high blood pressure and cholesterol. And everyone can reduce their risks of CVD by doing regular, moderate physical activity, by eating healthier foods and by stopping smoking. And that is where the Cayman Heart Fund comes in – not only will the Fund implement educational programmes throughout the Islands but it will also implement screening facilities and work towards improving cardiac care facilities and equipment in our Hospitals.


Butterfield Bank’s Monique Bush commented, “At Butterfield Bank supporting health and fitness initiatives in the Cayman Islands is very important to us, and our partnership with the Cayman Heart Fund is one that I know will directly improve the lives of the people of our community.”


On Saturday, 17th May at the Family Life Center on Walker’s Road, the Cayman Heart Fund will have its first Heart Fair with the HSA and Chrissie Tomlinson Hospitals in attendance, as well as some overseas hospitals from the USA. Local insurance companies; fitness, exercise and diet instructors will also be in attendance so everyone is invited to come along and learn more about improving your health and reducing your risks of this disease.


For more information – or to help or assist the Cayman Heart Fund in its efforts, you can contact it by telephone 928 2366 or, write to  Cayman Heart Fund, PO Box 10152APO, Grand Cayman KY1-1002.

Media Contact:

Monique Bush  

Tel: (345) 815 7663





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