Ogier-sponsored Stroke & Stride results in $5000 donation to Cayman Islands Cancer Society

The Ogier-sponsored Stroke and Stride races raised a total of $2,500 for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society this year, an amount matched by Ogier's Charitable Giving Committee, making a total donation of $5,000 to the local cancer charity.

The donation has been made possible by the entry fees paid by those who participated in the popular Stroke and Stride races, an event organised by the Cayman Islands Triathlon Association and sponsored by Ogier, and the many Ogier employees who give to the firm's charitable fund on a monthly basis directly from their salaries.

The mixed sea swim and running races, staggered over three weeks in August and increasing in distance each time, saw hundreds participating, including members of the Ogier team. Other Ogier employees volunteered to support the running of the event.

Partner Rachael Reynolds said: "The Stroke and Stride races are a popular fixture in the Cayman calendar, and alongside being a fun sports event for people of all sporting levels to get involved in, the event also raises money for important local causes.

"Ogier was pleased to be on-board again with sponsorship, and particularly pleased to be supporting the Cayman Islands Cancer Society through the event. This is a cause close to many people's hearts at Ogier, as you can see through the generous donation from the Charitable Giving Committee."

Jennifer Weber, Cayman Islands Cancer Society, said: "Each year the number of local cancer patients who qualify for our financial help increases. Eight years ago we had less than a dozen financial aid patients but now we have hundreds of people who need our help. 

"We are grateful to the Stroke & Stride group who chose the Cancer Society for their fundraiser this year. Additionally, we appreciate that Ogier matched the funds raised to double their donation. These funds will help us help others in Cayman, no matter what type of cancer they have. This event is a great example of how individuals in the community and corporations can work together to make an ever great impact."