Breast Cancer Foundation (Cayman)
The Foundation was started in 2008, this was the 10th Anniversary of the passing of Brenda Tibbetts-Lund, who had a very courageous battle with breast cancer, even before her diagnosis, Brenda had been very active in the Cayman community promoting breast health. Having sponsored the Brenda Tibbitts Lund walk/run in her honour, Kim Lund wanted to do something special in 2008. That is when the Breast Cancer Gala Dinner idea was born, all funds raised from the Gala Dinner were to benefit breast cancer patients here in Cayman. After that gala, the realization that there was an enormous demand for funds for breast cancer patients culminated in Kim Lund and James Bovell (Owners/Brokers at RE/MAX), along with John Broadbent Cayman Islands to take the decision to found a not-for-profit charity (NPO 124) and make the Gala Dinner and Annual Event, since its inception it has become one of the most anticipated and prestigious black (pink actually) tie events on the island.
The Foundation was created originally to provide sponsorship for the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens for the Brenda Tibbitts-Lund annual walk and to provide financial support for the CI Cancer Society for the assistant they give out to breast cancer patients, this is still the case over twelve years later. The Foundation has grown to be so much more. In 2015 the Foundation launched its own Wellness Program which provides a multitude of holistic and medical services to anyone going through breast cancer. The organization also works diligently in raising Awareness and providing local practitioners with the training, skill, and medical equipment to be able to help breast cancer patients in the best way possible this along with providing mammograms where needed and a full, prosthetic/bra service for those who have undergone breast surgery.