Grand Cayman has many charities that raise a significant amount of money year on year. One of the most successful charities on the island is Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF).
The BCF Gala Dinner is the main fund-raising event for the Foundation for the year. These funds are vital to enable BCF to continue to offer physical, financial and emotional support to not only the breast cancer patient, but their immediate family members as required. This can be so vital for husbands, wives, partners, children – who can be left floundering by the news of a diagnosis of breast cancer.
The Gala Dinner is a fabulous event, a night filled with glamour, fun, auctions – live and silent – and great entertainment. Many of Cayman socialites attended Gala night and helped the charity raise money. For instance, acting Governor Franz Manderson had two bidders that paid $22,000 each to have dinner with him. Michael Binckes bid for one of the live auction items. Ergun Berksoy was one of the highest bidders for the auction items as previous years, donating $50,000 . He mentioned his generous contributions are in the memory of his beloved mother who he lost due to breast cancer.
With the generous contributions of attendees Breast Cancer Foundation Gala is estimated to have raised more than $300,000 on Saturday.