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13 April 2010
Irish Jog Supports Diabetes in the Cayman Islands

Melissa McWatt and Christina Rowlandson (far right) of the Diabetic Support Group receive the Irish Jog proceeds from Noelle Kelly (left) and Marina Flynn of Grand Cayman Beach Suites and Rhonda Serrano (center) of Butterfield.

“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 activities.


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.




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