In an effort to do their part to increase breast cancer awareness within their school, John Gray High School prefects recently raised $1,175 to help with local cancer-screening efforts.
“When you hold something so dear to your heart it almost becomes inevitable that you must do something to help. On October 27th and 29th , the John Gray High School Prefect Body organized and carried out two successful Bake Sales for Breast Cancer Awareness at the school during break and lunch,” head girl Nalani Swan said, in a brief statement to the Cayman Compass on the students’ fundraising initiative.
Last week the teens handed over the funds they raised to the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens which has been providing support to local cancer organisations like the Cayman Islands Breast Cancer Foundation to assist cancer survivors.
Swan said the prefects felt the initiative was successful and credited the leadership of their advisor Cassandra Ebanks. She also noted “the diligent work of the Prefect body and grace from God who gave us the strength to do the work”.
Swan explained that various COVID precautionary measures were taken to limit contact with the cakes for sale by placing them carefully into prepackaged individually covered plastic containers.
The bake sales, she said, were a part of their annual contribution to breast cancer awareness, early detection through mammogram screenings and assistance for women with Breast Cancer who have to travel overseas.
Additionally, she said they helped with the sale of Breast Cancer Awareness pins for the Lions Club.
“All funds went to the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens who provide these services for women fighting Breast Cancer. The John Gray High School prefects worked diligently baking the delicious treats [and] decorating posters, and left early from classes to help set up and carry out their bake sales. These sales raised a total of $800, while the sale of pins raised a total of $375,” she said.
The funds were presented to Ann Hunte, who is both a John Gray teacher and a member of the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens, at one of the students’ regular prefect meetings at the school last week.
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