Fundraising at Tiffany’s

| 19/10/2008

(CNS): Set against the gorgeous and glamorous backdrop of Tiffany’s, the Cayman Islands Cancer Society’s latest fundraiser will be on  Sunday, 7 December, when the charity will get together with sponsors for ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’, promising the elegance, excitement and intrigue of the classic movie that is its inspiration.

The Society said the ‘Breakfast’ will begin at 9:30 am on the Great Lawn of the Ritz-Carlton, and will be a morning of health, education, fashion, food and fun. An opportunity for friends to rest, relax and socialize and for mothers and daughters to have special time together before the rush of the Christmas season begins.

As well as a champagne breakfast, there will be a fashion show produced by Silhouette Boutique featuring a collection of day and evening gowns from Europe, accompanied by stunning jewelry from Tiffany & Co. Little Darlings will also present a selection of the latest children’s fashions for the holiday season. The fashion show will provide gentlemen with inspiration for Christmas presents for the special ladies in their life. The entire affair will be accented with décor by Celebrations with a “Tiffany” theme.

 “We are aware of the outstanding work that our friends at the Cayman Cancer Society do all year round,” said Lisa McGinty, on behalf of Celebrations. ”We alwaysendeavor to help them wherever possible and to support them with their fundraising events throughout the year.” 

Dr Michael Ozner, the author of the Miami Mediterranean Diet, is the keynote speaker and he will be the guest of Baptist Health South Florida. The diet, which is characterized by whole grains and legumes, lean protein, fresh fruits and vegetables and olive oil, has been proven to help stop the degenerative factors that lead to many lethal diseases including cancer. Scientists believe that replacing the “western” style diet with the Mediterranean diet can prevent the incidence of breast, colorectal, endometrial, pancreatic and prostate cancer. Ozner’s book is a “must-have” in any kitchen and he will be signing copies of it at the event.  

“Baptist Health maintains its commitment to the local and international community through educational programs and information on good health and prevention,” said Ana Bassil of Baptist Health. “Because of our very long relationship with the Cayman Islands, it’s especially important to us at Baptist Health to extend to our friends there our ongoing support and commitment in every aspect of health care.

Sarah Medlicott, Store Manager of Tiffany & Co, in explaining the store’s involvement in the event said the mission statement of the company is to ‘value our host community and operate responsibly as an involved corporate citizen’. “As such, we here at Tiffany will continue to support worthy causes such as the Cancer Society. Cancer is a disease that unfortunately has touched us all in some shape or form, be it through a family member, friend, colleague, child or a personal battle. It is important to continue to spread information and give support to others in their fight against this horrendous disease,” she added.

There will be a live auction of three unique items – a designer “signature” black dress, a timeless piece of jewelry from Tiffany & Co, and an original piece of artwork by renowned artist John Broad. Additionally Tiffany & Co will be donating a portion of all proceeds from items sold in their Ritz-Carlton shop on that day to the Society.

Underlying all the fun, glitz and glamour will be a serious message, that we must look after our health and that we don’t want to lose anyone who is precious and dear to us to cancer. Chris Sariego, Resort Manager of the Ritz-Carlton, said: “We firmly believe it is a social responsibility to assist in increasing local awareness among the people of the Cayman Islands of cancer as a major health condition. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is delighted to be involved in an event that provides an opportunity for members of the community to raise vital funds and at the same time creating a memorable experience for guests.”

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available to corporations wishing to be involved with the event. For information on these sponsorship opportunities, ticket reservations or the Cayman Islands Cancer Society please contact Christine Sanders at 949-7618 or by email chris@cics.ky

 

 

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