Marathon effort to raise ambulance funds

| 16/10/2015
Cayman News Service

David Stock is running to raise funds for a new ambulance

(CNS): Cayman Islands resident David Stock is going the distance to raise money for the Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) through participating in three long races over three consecutive weeks, starting in Des Moines, in his native Iowa.

The goal is to raise more than $10,000 towards the purchase of a new ambulance for the Health Services Authority (HSA), a cause the CHF took up earlier this year.

After the Des Moines Marathon on 18 October, Stock will take part in the KRyS Global 30K Solo Run in Cayman on 25 October, and finish up with the New York City Marathon on 1 November.

“I decided to take part in this challenge for the Cayman Heart Fund because of the need of a new ambulance to assist in meeting the demands of our community… [T]his issue is close to my heart because three out of the four men in my family have been hospitalised with AFIB (atrial fibrillation),” Stock said.

“Taking part in this challenge for the Cayman Heart Fund is a great way not only to show support, but to motivate myself and give back to the community.”

CHF chairman David Dinner thanked Stock. “We appreciate David’s efforts to raise funds for this worthy cause. The HSA’s new ambulance will be a benefit to all in the community, whether or not they have been affected by cardiovascular disease,” he said.

“To date we have raised over CI$43,000 towards our goal of raising roughly CI$125,000. With David’s races, we hope to get even closer to our goal and be in a position to buy the ambulance in the next six to eight months.”

To donate, call 916-6324 or visit the Cayman Heart Fund website


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