News Nuggets: February 2022

News Nuggets: February 2022

World Cancer Day is on 4 February and to support the Cayman Islands Cancer Society's efforts to raise awareness about the disease, its treatments and preventative measures, some buildings in the Camana Bay Town Centre will display lavender lighting every evening in February.

World Cancer Day is a global event that aims to unite people in the fight against the worldwide cancer epidemic. A lavender ribbon is usually a sign of support for those living with any type of cancer.

Another way to support the Cayman Islands Cancer Society is to visit the Beads2Cure booth in front of the Observation Tower along the Paseo on 12 February and purchase one of the beaded bracelets. The bracelets are created by a Cayman International School high school student, who gives all proceeds from the sale to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

building lit up in purple

Because Ash Wednesday on 2 March is a public holiday, the regular Wednesday Farmers & Artisans Market will not be held. The market will resume the following Wednesday, 9 March, and run through the end of April in its current location along the Paseo between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. each week.

outdoor farmers market

Hundreds of volunteers will join the staff of Jasmine to help raise money for the non-profit organisation during its 22nd annual "Flag Day" on 25 and 26 February.

Jasmine supports and cares for people with chronic and end-of-life illnesses at no cost to patients or their family members. The two-day coin collection drive is the only time of the year that Jasmine's staff and volunteers are out and about in the community collecting donations that help it deliver on its mission.

In Camana Bay, Jasmine will have donation points in front of the Observation Tower on the Paseo, and in front of Foster's and Blackbeard's from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

volunteers collecting coins for Jasmine

This photo of the Island in Camana Bay Harbour was captured by Daniella Santana Rodes and posted to her Instagram page @santanarodes on 21 January with the hashtag #CamanaBay. Dart's social media managers were so impressed by the photo, they posted it on Camana Bay's Facebook and Instagram pages with the words, "Your weekend oasis awaits." Followers are encouraged to share their photos from the Town Centre, using the hashtag, for the possibility of being shared either online or on the Camana Bay Visitor Centre photo wall, which is updated every three months.

shot of Island

This article first appeared in the February 2022 print edition of Camana Bay Times.

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