February 26, 2021

Heart Warriors and Angels Beach Walk in memory of Baby Nolan – the inspiration of congenital heart disease awareness in the Cayman Islands

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His Excellency Governor Martyn Roper receiving his Annual Heart Warriors and Angels Beach Walk T-shirt from Team Nolan Founder and CHF Board Member Ailian Evans

(Grand Cayman, 21 January 2021) Team Nolan, the Pediatric Program of the Cayman Heart Fund, is hosting their third Annual Heart Warriors and Angels Beach Walk during February 2021 Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) Awareness Week. This is the third annual Beach Walk in memory of Sean and Ailian Evans’ son, Nolan, who passed away on 25 January 2018 from a complex CHD.

The event takes place on Sunday 7 February at 7:00 am at Public Beach. Registration is CI$25 and includes an event t-shirt (while supplies last.) This family and pet friendly event aims to raise awareness for the #1 birth defect, CHD. Kids are encouraged to dress in warrior or angels costumes. Complementary refreshments including coffee will be available as well as face painting, raffle prizes, and much more.  

Heart Hero baby Nolan Evans

Ailian Evans, CHF Board member and founder of Team Nolan, expressed her gratitude for His Excellency Governor Martyn Roper’s continued support of their initiatives “It is an honor having him participate in our third annual beach walk and we thank him and all our loyal supporters for their continued support over the years” said Ms.Evans, “There is no cure for CHD’s, but treatment can be as simple as prescribed medication, to surgery and heart transplants. Our mission is to raise awareness about CHD in the community and financially assist local families with CHD babies.”

This year’s beach walk is sponsored by Davenport Development, Doctors Hospital, Health City, Walkers, Fosters, Vistra, Baraud Development, and Logic just to name a few.

People can register by downloading the form from the CHF Website or by email at [email protected] or [email protected] or by calling 9361717.

The Cayman Heart Fund is a non-profit organization incorporated under the Companies Law (2007 Revision) in 2007, with Registration License # 220594. Our aim is to alert, reduce, and help prevent Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) – the #1 cause of death in the Cayman Islands. We achieve this through education, training, and by providing medical equipment and services to the public. The Team Nolan Financial Assistance Program provides financial grants to families in Cayman, assisting them with expenses associated with urgent paediatric cardiology health care. Grants may be awarded in relation to everyday expenses such as utilities, food, and transportation costs.

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