Sagicor helps WOW contest

| 26/08/2009

(CNS): A battle of the bulge contest, designed to promote healthy lifestyles, has received a bonus from a local insurance company. Sagicor General is donating CI$3,800 to the Cayman Heart Fund’s War on Weight (WOW) competition, whereby 16 contestants are undertaking a new and healthy lifestyle over a 16 week period in order to lose weight. The funds will ease the cost of the sixteen contestants’ war on weight, and will go towards paying for the various medical tests that the contestants need in order to participate, as well as on going medical checks throughout the 16 weeks. 

Marketing Manager for Sagicor General Ravi Kapoor (above with CHF Treasurer Karen Bodden) said that health issues are an important focus at his firm. “We are delighted to be able to assist the War on Weight contest with this donation and hope that this initiative will motivate others in the Cayman Islands to adopt a healthier lifestyle,” he said.

Andrea Knox, who is part of the WOW committee, a sub-committee of the Cayman Heart Fund, says that the Sagicor donation will make a huge difference to the initiative.

“We are extremely fortunate to have a team of professionals donating their time and energies assisting us with the WOW programme, including nutritionistChad Collins, physicians Dr John Addleson and Dr Marli Ellis, trainer Ernest Ebanks of Body Sculptor and Cayman Health laboratories. Even so, tests such as blood tests for cholesterol, thyroid abnormalities and blood glucose readings all cost money and this donation will help to pay for these crucial checks on the contestants,” she explained.

Contestants were all carefully checked and tested before the programme began to ensure that they were physically fit and able to undertake the physically demanding initiative, which will include gym work outs and boot camps with Ebanks, thus promoting a healthy lifestyle. Henceforth they will be checked fortnightly throughout the sixteen week period.

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  1. Andrea says:

    Aaaw, this made my eyes glisten.  I, as well as the rest of the WOW Committee, am so proud of you guys for putting forth the effort that you do.  I too feel extremely grateful and honoured at the fact that so many sponsors have stepped up to the plate and assisted us the way that they have. 

    I truly think this program is going to be a huge success and will set a huge precedent for the future.

    Great job to all WOW contestants…Keep up the good work!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    As a contestant of the WOW program thank you to all of the sponsors who have given to support this wonderful program. Losing weight isn’t easy but with the support we are getting from the community we will be able to reach our goals. The assistance of a nutritionist is wonderful because most of us didn’t realize "HOW" to eat healthy.

    Ernest thanks for making bootcamp greuling but fun! You are wonderful trainer and are really showing us how even one hour a day can do great things for us.

    To Summer, Andrea, Jackie and the other volunteer coach’s thanks for your unwaivering support! God bless you!