CYDEC Conference 2019

Cayman Hospice Flag Day a success

The Cayman community showed its full support of Cayman HospiceCare, by giving generously at Flag Day. Each year volunteers, dressed in bright green, are out at various supermarkets collecting funds for the organizer, and handing out sunflower stickers to those to donated. Over 200 people volunteered for the fundraiser and $63,000 was raised. The money will go directly towards the operational costs of Cayman HospiceCare.

Danielle Coleman, the Director of Operation and Development for HospiceCare, says volunteers are very important to the non-profit. There is a wide range of areas that volunteers can work in. Some volunteers do clinical work, spending time with hospice patients. Other can help with fundraising efforts, or provide their specialties services (such as teaching yoga or providing animal therapy). Dr. Ginny Hobday, Medical Director of Cayman HospiceCare says you don’t have to be a health care provider, to provide a service. An orientation session focused on how to volunteer with HospiceCare takes place every quarter.

Cayman HospiceCare is now making preparations for its next fundraising event The Big Bash. Set for April 22, it will feature a four course meal at Papagallos. Tickets are now on sale.

To learn more about Cayman HospiceCare visit the website.

About the author

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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