Marathon run in aid of Breast Cancer Foundation

| 18/11/2009

(CNS): Local accountant Richard Horton of Baker Tilly (Cayman) Ltd. took part in the ING New York City Marathon on the 1 November, and in doing so helped raise funds for The Breast Cancer Foundation of the Cayman Islands. This was Horton’s 4th New York City Marathon. Asked why he decided to run the New York City Marathon again, he replied, “The New York City Marathon is a great experience which takes runners through each of the city’s boroughs namely Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx before finishing in Manhattan’s Central Park. I enjoy it every year for the support and atmosphere generated by all the spectators.”

Horton has raised funds for a number of local charities, having lived on Grand Cayman for nearly five years. This year he decided to raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation. “I wanted to raise funds for a local charity” he says, “and since October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the United States it seemed the ideal way to support the community here in Cayman.”

Horton’s employer in Grand Cayman, Baker Tilly (Cayman) Ltd., donated US$1,000 toward the cause. Connie Swart, of Baker Tilly (Cayman) Ltd. Explained, “We are proud to sponsor such a worthwhile cause because here at Baker Tilly (Cayman) Ltd. we believe investing in our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve, benefits all of us.”

James Bovell, Director of The Breast Cancer Foundation said: “We would like to thank Richard for his support and Baker Tilly (Cayman) Ltd. for their generous contribution to the Foundation.” Bovell added: “Although our main fundraising event The Breast Cancer Gala Dinner is in October, we continue working for the cause throughout the year and would like to encourage everyone to support us.”

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Breast Cancer Foundation can do so by emailing Janet Jarchow on or call 949 4822.

Photo: Connie Swart of Baker Tilly (Cayman) Ltd. presents Horton with the donation.

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