(Grand Cayman –9 February
2011) Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited recently signed on to be the 2011
platinum sponsor of the Cayman Heart Fund. This partnership aims to promote
education, training and free medical screenings to help bring awareness to
cardiovascular disease in the Cayman Islands.
“Butterfield understands the importance of health and wellness in the
Cayman community, and are very excited to partner with the Cayman Heart Fund in
their efforts to reduce the risk of heart disease,” said Butterfield’s assistant
manager of Marketing & Communications Rhonda Serrano.
With the help of this partnership, the Cayman Heart fund is preparing to
launch an array of programmes and events to encourage the community to become
heart smart. Along with their upcoming annual fundraiser, the Red Dress
Valentines Gala Dinner on Friday, 11 February, the Cayman Heart Fund also plans
to host several events in March.
“The Cayman Heart Fund sincerely thanks Butterfield for their generous
sponsorship to our non-profit organization,” said Cayman Heart Fund’s Chairman
Suzy Soto. “We truly appreciate it, as every dollar helps us carry out our work
of fighting Cayman’s #1 killer- heart disease.”
Heart Smart week begins in March 2011. One of the first programmes is
the Heart Health Symposium. Set for Thursday, 3 March the symposium gives
physicians, health professionals, and all other persons in the health care
industry the opportunity to obtain their “Continuing Medical Education” (CME)
certificate free a charge. Other Heart Smart events include the Red Dress
Luncheon on Friday, 4 March and the Heart Health Fair set for Saturday, 5 March
at Camana Bay.
“Raising awareness for this
wide-spread issue is truly a worthy endeavour as it effects so many.
Butterfield’s partnership with Cayman Heart Fund will have a great impact on the
local community as a whole,” commented Butterfield’s Rebecca Ebanks. “We aim to
enrich the lives of our community and believe that this small step will have a
In addition to its Heart Smart events, the Cayman Heart Fund will be
holding district screenings in various communities, Ken Chand Walk/Run in May
and will purchase AED machines for public use, just to name a few.
For more information on Heart Smart and or the Cayman Heart Fund, please
visit www.caymanheartfund.com or