Cayman Heart Fund is encouraging everyone to wear red for Heart Month throughout February.
As well as highlighting the issue of cardiovascular disease, members of the community are invited to help raise money for the Heart Fund by donning red T-shirts.
The shirts cost just $20 and are available from the Cayman Heart Fund office at Centennial Towers in West Bay, Balance Cayman pilates studio in Caribbean Plaza and the Audi showroom in Camana Bay.
“We encourage residents to contact Cayman Heart Fund to share wear-red photos and inspiring stories on how they are honoring Heart Month,” says Colleen Mellott, coordinator of the Heart Fund.
Additional cash can be raised by signing up for Saturday pilates and fitness classes at Balance Cayman, with the payments going directly to Cayman Heart Fund. Sue Merren, owner of the studio, is keen to promote the importance of heart health and awareness of how to prevent heart disease.
Audi Cayman Islands is also helping to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease by entering everyone who donates $20 or more to Cayman Heart Fund into a raffle to win an Audi watch.
Craig Arch of Audi walks five miles a day to keep his heart healthy and hopes to inspire others to take their heart health seriously, too.
Cayman Heart Fund is a non-profit organization, which has been active in the community for the past 12 years raising awareness about the risks of heart disease and stroke.