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Movers For Life Long Journey returns: Pick Your Starting Point Below: (Slower walkers are asked to consider the distances that will allow them to arrive at 7am at least)
1. Country Side Mall to Public Beach (4:30am - 12 Miles)
2. Scotiabank to Public Beach (5:00am - 8 miles)
3. Port Authority ( Harbor Drive) to Public Beach (6:00 am - 3.5 miles)
4. Public Beach ( Do the loop) to Port Authority & Back (5.00am - 7 miles)
What is the route? Starts @ Countryside mall, down the bypass road , pass Scotia Bank by Hurleys and along South Sound road , pass Port Authority and down Seven Mile Road until Public Beach.
Where are we going? Public Beach
What do we wear? Movers shirt or Safety green colours if you have. Reflectors on your body.
What is the estimated arrival time at Public Beach? All groups: Approximately 7:00am
Total distance from Country Side to Public Beach? 12 miles
What should I carry? Water, Hat, Small towel, Lights, Emergency contact details in pocket, Small cash
What should we be mindful of? Stay in subgroups groups always. Movers leave on time
How will I get back from Public Beach? Arrangements for the bus - Catch the Movers bus back up - $3
Cost of event? Free. The event is open to the entire island but you must register and hereby agree to the terms and conditions http://www.moversforlife.ky/terms-and-conditions/
World COPD Day is organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) in collaboration with health care professionals and COPD patient groups throughout the world. Its aim is to raise awareness about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and improve COPD care throughout the world.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common lung disease. Having COPD makes it hard to breathe.
There are two main forms of COPD:
- Chronic bronchitis, which involves a long-term cough with mucus Emphysema, which involves damage to the lungs over time
- Most people with COPD have a combination of both conditions.
The 2019 theme for World COPD Day will be “All Together to End COPD”
Established in 2009, World Pneumonia Day is marked every year on November 12th to:
- Raise awareness about pneumonia, the world’s leading infectious killer of children under the age of 5
- Promote interventions to protect against, prevent, and treat pneumonia and highlight proven approaches and solutions in need of additional resources and attention
- Generate action, including continued donor investment, to combat pneumonia and other common, yet sometimes deadly, childhood diseases
Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of deaths in children under five years old despite being easily preventable and treatable. Although vaccines and other preventative efforts are decreasing the burden of the disease, much more work is still required. Those living in poor communities are at highest risk of pneumonia. Every child, regardless of where they are born, deserves access to life-saving vaccines and medicines.
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.
The United Against Bullying Foundation, in association with RBC Cayman Limited, are proud to present the 2nd Annual "Be a Hero" 5K Walk/Run.
- Sunday, October 20th, 2019 at Heroes Square, George Town.
Wear your superhero cape or costume if you can! Prize for the best one!
- 6am Walkers
- 6:30am Runners
Register now at www.caymanactive.com/registrations - It's CI$25 adults and CI$15 for ages 12 and under.
All proceeds benefit the United Against Bullying Foundation.
The Health Services Authority (HSA), Cayman AIDS Foundation and Cayman Islands Red Cross will once again join forces in coordinating activities to mark HIV Testing Week to be observed in the Cayman Islands from 24-29 June. This is in support of the National Testing Day and Regional HIV Testing Day observed on 27 June.
-- Check the event timeline posts for testing venues and times --
Testing centres will be available across all three Cayman Islands. Persons who are seeking testing or counseling may indicate to the registration clerks that they would like to register for free HIV testing. The procedure involves a quick and simple blood test. No appointment is necessary during the specified times on the HIV schedule and wait times will be short.
“The purpose of these annual observances is to ensure people get tested for HIV in order to know their status, get linked to the care and treatment services they need should they be diagnosed with the infection,” said Laura Elniski, HIV and STI Programme Coordinator at the HSA.
HIV Testing Week in Cayman, more specifically, provides an opportunity for the public to take advantage of free HIV testing that are offered and to become educated about prevention and protection against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. “There is a need for people in the Cayman Islands to better understand how HIV is and isn't transmitted and to be reminded of the importance of testing. Testing may lead to treatment and treatment stops transmission,” Ms Elniski stated.
According to the global organisation, UNAIDS, research has shown that HIV treatment is so highly effective in reducing the transmission of HIV that people living with HIV with an undetectable viral load due to treatment cannot transmit HIV sexually. This has prompted UNAIDS to launch its “Undetectable = Untransmittable” campaign.
“This has incredible impact on the lives of people living with HIV and is a powerful message to address HIV-related stigma, discrimination and social exclusion, which threatens to undermine global efforts to address the diagnosis of HIV, and treatment and care of people living with the virus,” Ms Elniski said.
Since AIDS first appeared, considerable progress has been made worldwide in reducing new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths. "Knowing your HIV status is key and this is done through testing,” Ms Elniski said.
The results will be available within three working days or less and will be given to the patient in person only, at the clinic where they took the test. This is to protect the confidentiality of the individual and to offer post-test counseling.
Come out and join the Hope for Today Foundation for our 8th annual 5k Walk/Run for recovery!
Save the 2020 date... Sunday 27th September with a 7am start.
Additional details will be confirmed nearer the time. Below details from 2019 are subject to change.
- FREE Evening Event. Optional fundraising $10 raffle tickets
- 29th September 2019
- Starting at Seven Mile Public Beach
- Walk 6pm / Run 6:15pm
Raffle prizes include Holiday Inn Staycation, Westin Staycation, Dinner for 2 of the Lobster Pot.. plus many more prizes!
Hope For Today Foundation is a coalition of volunteers dedicated to helping and supporting recovering drug addicts and alcoholics through transition from prison or treatment community life. The Hope Foundation programme provides a secure, safe and stable haven for individuals to gradually work their way back to a purposeful life.
The Annual Hope Foundation Walk/Run for recovery is one of our key fundraising events, with proceeds from the raffle going straight to the costs of our transitional housing within the community.
Contact Brent 928-9099 or Chris 326-6783 for more info
Men's Health Week - June 11-17, 2018 will feature a Photo Challenge. Each day participants will complete an activity from each category and post a photo or video as specified. Participants completing the most categories with most likes from social media will receive a prize. No more than one activity is to be completed on the same day. No more than one post per day.
Only CI Government employees may participate and must prove employee status.
Posts must be submitted on CaymanActive.com. Participants may also post to other social media but must tag CIG Wellness to receive credit. Cayman Active.com posts will be reposted to CIG Wellness social media pages (instagram, facebook). Prizes will be based on the number of likes across the CIG Wellness social media platforms.
The aim of this activity is to promote the importance of men's health and the vital role that physical activity, health healthy eating, and social interaction along with male bonding play.
Men's Health Photo Challenge Categories:
|Physical Activity with family (does not have to be biological "family" **see notes below||
Recreational/movement activity with family;
(must involve youth: home, church, community)
|Exercise/Workout with a male pal||
|Heart Healthy Cooking with Family||
|Summit (Stair Climb)||
Climb no less than 100 stairs or up to at least 75 feet. Suggested locations below:
****Video posts should be no more than 30secs. Must record beginning, middle, ending.
**** Family event should involve youth
World Hypertension Day (WHD) is observed on May 17th every year.
In addition as a result of the rapidly growing burden of disease associated with the global increase in hypertension, the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) and the World Hypertension League (WHL) have designated the entire month of May as May Measurement Month (MMM).
Blood pressure is the physical pressure of blood in the blood vessels. It allows blood to travel around the body to deliver fresh blood with oxygen and nutrients to the organs of the body High blood pressure, known medically as hypertension is important because it leads to an increased risk of serious cardiovascular disease, with complications such as heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure and blindness. It is the leading cause for preventable death worldwide.
Please take the time to find out more.
The Cayman Islands National Swim Team compete in Kingston, Jamaica at the 33rd CARIFTA Aquatics Championships with the largest overall team in history of 36 swimmers.
For the first time, Cayman will be competing in Synchronised Swimming, along with competitive age group swimming in a 50 meter pool and in Open Water swimming categories. The team consists of 14 male and 22 female athletes, with 11 competing at CARIFTA for the first time.
Over 550 athletes, from 24 Caribbean countries, are expected to converge on the "Land of Wood and Water" to vie for Caribbean bragging rights in swimming, artistic (synchronised) swimming, water polo and open water swimming. There will be nine days of hard fought competition among the region's elite age-group aspirants and many outstanding performances are expected.
Go Team Cayman!