“The Irish Jog is one of Cayman’s most anticipated events for charity,
bringing together all walks of life to the plush Britannia golf course each
year,” said Rhonda Serrano of Butterfield. “We keep the entry fee low at just
$10 per person so that we can encourage a wider participation, thus raising as
much money as possible for community programs such as diabetes.”
Participants received a T-shirt and were eligible to win one of several
fabulous spot prizes, including sunset sails, dinners for two and spa products.
There were free hats, face stickers, wigs and other fun wear for everyone.
Complimentary food and refreshments were available after the event.
"We are so pleased with this year’s response from all the participants,
volunteers and the local businesses who donated prizes," said Marina Flynn of
Grand Cayman Beach Suites. “The Irish Jog is a wonderful family event that
provides an opportunity to not only give back to our local community but to also
take part in health and wellness.”
Melissa McWatt, Treasurer, Diabetic Support Group (DSG) Cayman, not only
participated in the Irish Jog by walking with her family but also gave a few
words of thanks that evening and provided information about the programme. “The
Diabetic Support Group is a support group for local diabetics providing
education and promoting healthy living and activities,” said Melissa. “The funds
received from the Irish Jog will help us to achieve our goal to send children to
overseas diabetes camps this summer and to also support our ongoing children’s
Christina.Rowlandson, Chairman, Diabetic Support Group (DSG) Cayman,
commented:” We commend Butterfield and Grand Cayman Beach Suites for choosing
diabetes this year as the recipient of the Irish Jog proceeds. The funds raised
for diabetes will make a real difference to those affected by it, as well as
educate the general public on their own risks for developing this often
life-long and life-threatening condition.”
A portion of the Irish Jog proceeds was also donated to the Cayman Islands
Diabetes Association. “We are grateful to Butterfield, Grand Cayman Beach Suites
and all the participants in the Irish Jog for their support to diabetes,” said
Sylvia Perry of CIDA.