Company supports bone marrow registry

| 02/11/2016 | 0 Comments
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(L-R) Betty Ann Duty of the Cancer Society receives donation from Intertrust’s Ryan Schroeder and Keisha James

(CNS Local Life): Staff of a corporate-services company in Cayman recently held an impromptu 100-metre dash for charity. The seven Intertrust Cayman staff who took part each ran in support of a different organisation, sponsored by family, friends and colleagues, with the individual who raised the most funds winning the entire sum collected.

Keisha James earned $3,000 in total for the Eve Flowers Bone Marrow Fund with her individual donations leading the way at $750.

Intertrust director and event organiser, Ryan Schroeder, along with director Christopher Smith, agreed to personally match the highest amount of funds raised by a participant, adding their contributions to that collected by the other six runners, with the donation presented to the Cayman Islands Cancer Society (CICS) to support the Caribbean bone marrow registry.

James explained the reason she chose her charity: “The fund was set up in memory of the late Eve Flowers who, after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, was unable to find a bone marrow match because persons of Caribbean descent are underrepresented in bone marrow registries across the world and the likelihood of finding a match is slim to none.”

Receiving the funds on behalf of CICS, Betty Ann Duty said, “The money will be used to register potential matches with the Caribbean bone marrow registry and will help save lives.”

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