The Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) recently donated a HeartSine 360P AED to the Cayman Islands Boxing Association (CIBA), with which CHF is planning to hold a health focused day called Know Your Numbers near the end of October. Know Your Numbers will be a family event to which the entire community will be invited to CIBA’s gym for a free health screening and information in order to raise awareness and have lots of fun.
Tristan Wesenhagen, CIBA’s Vice President, stated that “CIBA is delighted with the CHF’s donation which allows them to further prioritize the health and safety of their members and the public generally. Our youth programs have grown rapidly and now the Truman Bodden Sports Complex has 2 AED’s at its disposal.
Maureen Cubbon, CHF Board Member, said, “We are pleased to be partnering with CIBA to offer a fun-filled, health-focused day for the community. Knowing your numbers is crucial to overall wellness and the Cayman Heart Fund happily supports this through our many free community health screening events throughout the year.”
Mr. Wesenhagen also said “As a national sports association for Amateur Boxing and a registered NPO we rely on sponsorship from Cayman Islands Government, the Olympic Committee, private sponsors and generous sponsors like Elite Marble & Granite and the Cayman Heart Fund. All our youth programs from Amateur Boxing to Calisthenics to early intervention programs for at risk youth are free of charge and we like to keep it that way. Sports should always be accessible to youth.”
Dr. Bella Beraha, CHF Vice-Chairperson, said, “In alignment with our core values and mission, the CHF is proud to donate a lifesaving piece of equipment (defibrillator) to the CI Boxing Association. The boxing association does admirable work with our youth and we are pleased we can assist them in providing a safe environment where people can exercise.”