November 27, 2020

Cayman Islands: DG, Optimists promote childhood cancer awareness

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Deputy Governor, Hon. , Cert. Hon., JP, received the first t-shirt in an ongoing drive to raise childhood cancer awareness, organised by the Optimist Club of Grand Cayman, at the Government Administration Building recently.

Miss Erika Sobers, a student of St. , who designed the t-shirt, presented the first shirt to Mr. Manderson, who described it as “very creative”.

Emblazoned on the back of the shirt, the design features three stylised turtles within a circle embellished by golden yellow pinstripes, since gold is the colour of childhood cancer advocacy.

Miss Sobers explained the three turtles depict the Cayman Islands which is known for its turtles. They also represent the three islands, in which all are united in the fight against childhood cancer.

Optimist Club of Grand Cayman President, said the T-shirts are available at $20 for adults and $15 children. The Club has identified two recently diagnosed children in need of funding locally, she revealed.

“To learn more about our Club and to donate to this worthy cause or place your order please email:[email protected],” she said.

For more information about , visit: Optimist International have specific programmes such as an oratorical competition, a speaking contest for young people aged 18 and younger, in which the Caribbean placed 2nd at the world competition this year.

Ms Harris noted. “Optimist is a service organisation geared to providing hope and positive vision, and focused on bringing out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves.”


Photo caption: Photo by Bina Mani, GIS

Student Erika Sobers of St. Ignatius School presents Deputy Governor Hon. Franz Manderson a t-shirt that she designed for the Optimist Club of Grand Cayman’s ongoing childhood cancer awareness drive. L-r: Erika’s mother Mrs. Fay Skeete-Sobers, Optimist Club Vice President, Mr. Fred Dallas, Erika Sobers, Deputy Governor, Hon. Franz Manderson, club President, Ms Elaine Harris and club member Ms Gail Bell.

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