The 16th Annual St. Patrick's Day 5K Irish Jog held on Monday, 17th March
2008 attracted 946 runners, walkers and joggers to the Britannia Golf Course.
The golf course’s lush green lawn added to the relaxed and inviting atmosphere.
Participants received free giveaways, including a keepsake T-shirt, and were
eligible to win one of several fabulous spot prizes awarded on a draw basis.
Complimentary food and refreshments were plentiful after the event.
The sponsors of the Irish Jog each year, Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Limited
and Grand Cayman Beach Suites (formerly Hyatt Regency), donate 100 percent of
the entry fees to a local charity. This year, $9,460 was raised and donated to
the Cayman Islands Cancer Society in memory of Brigitte Brown.
Brigitte, an employee of Grand Cayman Beach Suites, was one of the main
organisers of the Irish Jog and an active member in the Cayman Islands Cancer
Society. “She loved being a part of this event and looked forward to it,” said
colleague Caroline Deegan. “Sadly, late last year Brigitte lost her battle to
breast cancer, and so we wanted to donate all of this year’s Jog proceeds to The
Cancer Society in her memory.”
"It's a bitter sweet moment for The Cancer Society,” said Dr. Sook Yin who
accepted the proceeds from the event sponsors. “We will honour Brigitte’s memory
and put this generous donation in our screening and early detection programme,
particularly in breast cancer. We will also be channelling some of the funds to
provide financial assistance to cancer patients with treatment related
Rhonda Serrano of Butterfield Bank has organised the event for 11 consecutive
years. “The Irish Jog is a unique family experience and has quickly become
Cayman’s most popular fun walk/run for charity. We have people from all over the
world participating and many plan their vacations to Cayman around the event,”
she said. “By keeping the entry fee low, we are able to attract as much
participation as possible which in turn greatly benefits the local community.”
Rhonda Serrano Tel: 345-815-7549