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.