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Elvis sets red dress gala aflame

It was the 1950’s and 1960’s all over again at the Cayman Heart Fund’s Red Dress Gala. With plenty of ladies looking gorgeous in their red dresses, the Marriott Ballroom looked like one big Valentine’s rose.

Sue Rajah, the Heart Fund’s Programme Co-coordinator commented on the evening’s success: “We are hoping to have made between CI$15,000 and CI$20,000, after expenses. The funds will be used for free screening, cardiac education in the community, for our Heart Health Fair that is coming up in March, and also for our Medical Symposium, that is a free medical seminar for the medical community that is also in March.

“We raised close to CI$3,000 from our silent auction, with items such as a overnight stay at the Westin Casuarina hotel, or the Reef Resort at East End. The auction also contained two lovely pieces of jewellery, donated by Kirk Freeport.

“There was also a painting by artist C.E Whitney and two paintings by Nick O’Neil.”

After an exquisite dinner, the 260 – plus guests were entertained by local bands Sea ‘N’ B, and Barefoot man.  But the big highlight of the evening that set hearts a-fluttering had to be Ron Adams, Elvis impersonator extraordinaire, who had come all the way from his home in Florida to perform, free of charge.

“He got everyone onto the dance floor as he performed some of Elvis’s best-known songs,” Ms Rajah said.

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