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Kiteboarders take on the open ocean for the Cancer Society

This weekend a group of 10 kiteboarders will travel 100 miles, from Little Cayman to Grand Cayman. The motivator? Raising money for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.  Jonathan Dobbin, one of the kite boarders says that “everyone has been affected by cancer” , which is why the group wanted to take on the challenge.

To date, close to $125,000, has been raised. It is the single largest fundraiser for the cancer society. It’s a number that Jennifer Weber, the operations manager of the Cancer Society, says blew her away.

Safety is at the centre of the challenge. Support services, pick up rib and divers are on hand in the event one of the kiters needs to get out of the water. The hope is to leave out at first light on Sunday, depending on weather conditions.

To learn more and make a donation you can visit the challenge website or the Cancer Society’s website.


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Edlyn Ruiz

Edlyn Ruiz

Edlyn Ruiz first began a career in broadcast, in radio as a teen. She joined the Cayman 27 team as an intern, while pursuing her Bachelors. She came on board full time in 2011. She serves as a producer and on-air host/anchor. She has an interest in stories focused on health, and the environment.

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