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Nov
23
  1.   Health
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  1.   Saturday 23rd Nov 2019 11:00AM - 12:00PM
International Women's Self-Defense Day -Free self-defense class for girls & women- This special day raises awareness about protecting the rights and safety of all women around the world. In over...

International Women's Self-Defense Day


-Free self-defense class for girls & women-


This special day raises awareness about protecting the rights and safety of all women around the world. In over 18 countries from South Africa to Israel, thousands of women will come together to receive education on empowerment, awareness, personal safety, and self-defense. In recognition of this momentous occasion, we are hosting a FREE self-defense class at CrossFit Cayman, to all women who wish to learn how best to protect themselves; be more aware of their surroundings; and, live a life free of fear.


Come and be a part of this global initiative to create a community of strong women!


Save the date: 23rd of November from 11-12pm at CrossFit Cayman, Camana Bay, Market Street


As we have limited space available, please sign up: 


Renatak.selfprotectionint@gmail.com or find us on Facebook: RenataK Self-Protection Int


 

Oct
10
  1.   Health
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  1.   Thursday 10th Oct, 2019
World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental healt...

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

The 2019 World Mental Health Day focus is on Suicide Prevention 

Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. Join us, on 10 October, in “40 seconds of action” to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it.

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Oct
05
  1.   Health
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  1.   Saturday 5th Oct 2019 6:00PM
The black (actually, pink) tie event starts at 6pm with a champagne reception followed by a three course meal. Guest speaker for 2019 is the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson. The BCF Gala Dinner is t...

The black (actually, pink) tie event starts at 6pm with a champagne reception followed by a three course meal.

Guest speaker for 2019 is the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson.

The BCF Gala Dinner is the main annual fund-raising event for the Breast Cancer Foundation. These funds are vital to enable us to continue to offer physical, financial and emotional support to not only the breast cancer patient, but their immediate family members as required. This can be so vital for husbands, wives, partners, children – who can be left floundering by the news of a diagnosis of breast cancer.

The Gala Dinner is a fabulous event, a night filled with glamour, fun, auctions – live and silent – and great entertainment. Tables available seat 10 or 12. Tickets are CI$350 which covers a three-course meal and wine along with welcome bubbly. Sponsorships are available starting from CI$1,500 and rising to CI$12,500.

Our work is so valuable and essential and so many are dependent on us. No-one knows how they would cope with such a diagnosis of breast cancer, but they should know that we will be there for them in any way possible. We simply cannot do this work without help from YOU!

For details on how to support this event contact info@breastcancerfoundation.ky 

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Oct
01
  1.   Health
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  1.   Tuesday 1st Oct, 2019 - Thursday 31st Oct, 2019
October, recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month worldwide, also became a reality for the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens many years ago when one of its members, Merilda Miller had a dear friend an...

October, recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month worldwide, also became a reality for the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens many years ago when one of its members, Merilda Miller had a dear friend and colleague who was diagnosed with the disease.


The Club set out to make support and early detection information more available to women living in the Cayman Islands, hence the first Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October 1997.


Since that time the Club has supported the month long event through community outreach, the issuing of free mammogram vouchers, fundraisers and educational materials.


Check the timeline here, and our website, for the latest calendar of events.

Sep
29
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  1.   Sunday 29th Sep, 2019
World Heart Day takes place on 29 September every year and is a chance for people across the globe to take part in the world's biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD). Created by th...

World Heart Day takes place on 29 September every year and is a chance for people across the globe to take part in the world's biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD).


Created by the World Heart Federation, World Heart Day informs people around the globe that CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming 17.5 million lives each year, and highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control CVD. It aims to drive action to educate people that by controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity, at least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided.


World Heart Day encourages us all to reduce our cardiovascular risk, and promotes a heart-healthy planet for those around us.


Check the event timeline here to see what Cayman's got going on in recognition of the big day....

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Sep
21
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  1.   Saturday 21st Sep 2019 8:30AM - 2:00PM
The Cayman Islands Cancer Society presents Conquering Cancer VI - Let's Fight Cancer Together! A free health fair. A day of awareness and education. Saturday 21st September 2019 from 8:30am to 2pm a...

The Cayman Islands Cancer Society presents Conquering Cancer VI - Let's Fight Cancer Together!

A free health fair. A day of awareness and education.

Saturday 21st September 2019 from 8:30am to 2pm at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort.

Join the Cayman Islands Cancer Society and a team of experts from the Cayman Islands and around the world for this free public event featuring:

  • Doctor talks about cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment;
  • Booth showcasing local health-related organisations and companies;
  • Free health screenings including BMI, BP, Alc testing, oral and skin cancer screenings;
  • Free healthy food sampling; and
  • Opportunities to speak with doctors and a registered dietician one-on-one.

This is a FREE event with almost US$1,000 worth of screenings available. Refreshments will be provided. Charity vouchers too for cancer screening to qualified persons. Participants are encouraged to fast for at least 1- hours before general screenings by Cayman Heart Fund.

Post here, or call us for more information: 949-7618

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Sep
20
  1.   Health
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  1.   Friday 20th Sep 2019 5:00PM
We're delighted to announce the 7th Annual BIG SHAVE will take place on Friday 20th September, at Cricket Square. Please save the date as we unite to conquer childhood cancer. Thanks to you and the C...

We're delighted to announce the 7th Annual BIG SHAVE will take place on Friday 20th September, at Cricket Square. Please save the date as we unite to conquer childhood cancer.

Thanks to you and the Cayman community, over the past 6 years we’ve raised over US $2 million for St Baldrick’s to fund the most promising childhood cancer research worldwide. Hannah’s Heroes have funded 9 separate research grants at some of the most prestigious research institutes across the US, where researchers are working on life changing treatments and cures.

In the last 40 years, only 5 chemo/gene therapy drugs have been approved by the FDA specifically for childhood cancer, compared to hundreds of drugs approved for adult cancers. What's more, nearly all of the chemo drugs still used on children were developed in the 1970s.

You can get involved in several ways. 

  • REGISTER NOW to get shaved;
  • ORGANISE a dress down day or a bake sale at work; 
  • DONATE, if shaving's not for you - every dollar makes a difference.

Do all this and find out more at www.stbaldricks.org/events/hannahsheroes

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your ongoing support.

Gaylene (Hannah’s Mum) & the Volunteer Team

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Sep
14
  1.   Health
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  1.   Saturday 14th Sep, 2019
On Saturday 14th September 2019, countries across the region celebrate Caribbean Wellness Day.  Healthy ageing is important to all of us at every stage of our lives. While healthy ageing starts at bi...

On Saturday 14th September 2019, countries across the region celebrate Caribbean Wellness Day. 


Healthy ageing is important to all of us at every stage of our lives. While healthy ageing starts at birth, and is influenced by genetics, a large percentage of our interactions with our physical and social environments, can shape our behaviours and experiences across our life course.


For this reason, Caribbean Wellness Day 2019 focuses on improving the quality of life of the ageing population, with the slogan, Healthy Ageing Starts Now.


Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) is observed every year on the second Saturday of September. The annual event is geared at increasing awareness and promoting activities to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which are recognised as a threat to one’s wellbeing, and continue to severely impact the health, economy and development of Caribbean countries and territories.

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Aug
01
  1.   Health
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  1.   Thursday 1st Aug, 2019 - Wednesday 7th Aug, 2019
World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) runs annually from August 1st to August 7th. The 2019 campaign slogan “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding” was chosen to be inclusive of all types of parents in toda...

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) runs annually from August 1st to August 7th.


The 2019 campaign slogan “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding” was chosen to be inclusive of all types of parents in today’s world. Focusing on supporting both parents to be empowered is vital in order to realise their breastfeeding goals.


Empowerment is a process that requires evidence-based unbiased information and support to create the enabling environment where mothers can breastfeed optimally. Breastfeeding is in the mother’s domain and when fathers, partners, families, workplaces, and communities support her, breastfeeding improves.


We can all support this process, as breastfeeding is a team effort. To enable breastfeeding we all need to protect, promote and support it.


The objectives of the 2019 World Breastfeeding Week campaign are:



  • TO INFORM people about the links between gender-equitable parental social protection and breastfeeding

  • TO ANCHOR parent-friendly values and gender-equitable social norms at all levels to support breastfeeding

  • TO ENGAGE with individuals and organisations for greater impact

  • TO GALVANISE action on gender-equitable parental social protection to advance breastfeeding


Simone Sheehan, HSA Dietician strongly advocate that mothers initiate breastfeeding within the first hour of life and extend exclusive breastfeeding into the first six months. Exclusive breastfeeding means the infant only receives breastmilk without any additional food or drink, including water. It provides all the water, high quality nutrients and energy a baby needs and is a means of food security for infants.


According to Ms. Sheehan, “Breastfeeding not only significantly improves the health of infants and young children, but improves mental and cognitive development thus promoting learning as well. The experience can also be satisfying and empowering for the mother.”


For more general information about Breastfeeding Week visit www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org


  For more information about Cayman's Breastfeeding Week activites, contact Simone Sheehan at simone.sheehan@hsa.ky


For further information relating to the Cayman Islands Breast Feeding Support Group individuals can email cibreastfeeding@gmail.com or call 945 1751. 

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Jul
28
  1.   Health
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  1.   Sunday 28th Jul, 2019
Worldwide 400 million people are living with hepatitis B or C. Every year 1.4 million people die from viral hepatitis and yet all of these deaths could be prevented. It's up to all of us to act... Th...

Worldwide 400 million people are living with hepatitis B or C. Every year 1.4 million people die from viral hepatitis and yet all of these deaths could be prevented.


It's up to all of us to act... That is why in 2010 the World Health Organization made World Hepatitis Day one of only 4 official disease-specific world health days, to be celebrated each year on the 28th July.


Millions of people across the world now take part in World Hepatitis Day, to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, and to call for access to treatment, better prevention programs and government action.


For 2019: Find the missing millions!...


Worldwide, 300 million people are living with viral hepatitis unaware. Without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. On World Hepatitis Day this year, 28 July, we call on people from across the world to take action and raise awareness to find the “missing millions”. 


Visit www.worldhepatitisday.org for more info.

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