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The Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) is a non-profit, non-government organization dedicated to the reduction of heart and circulatory disease in the Cayman Islands. Heart and circulatory disease, known as cardiovascular disease (CVD), is the number one health problem in the Cayman Islands. Our aim is to help prevent and reduce the early deaths, long-term disabilities and widespread suffering that heart ...
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Donated defibrillators boost police response for heart emergencies

The Police Service received a donation of 20 automatic external defibrillators, AEDs for short, this week from the Cayman Heart Fund. An AED is a portable device that when hooked up to someone in a cardiac emergency, can diagnose a heart attack based on the rhythm of the heart and treat them with “defibrillation,” an electrical shock to return the heart to a normal rhythm. A project from the Ca...
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Discovery Day 5K Walk/Run fundraiser

​The Cayman Heart Fund on Monday, May 16, at 7 a.m. is hosting its 9th annual Discovery Day 5K Walk/Run fundraiser. The run will take place at Camana Bay near the Audi dealership. Check-in begins at 6:15 a.m. Registration is available on CaymanActive.com. You may also register and collect your t-shirt on Saturday, May 14, at the Observation Tower in Camana Bay from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The e...
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Heart surgery patient supports ambulance appeal

Former Cayman 27 reporter Kevin Watler, who has recently recovered from open heart surgery, is urging everyone to support the appeal to buy a new ambulance for the Cayman Islands. Kevin is a member of Cayman Heart Fund which is running the appeal and is the chosen charity of the 2016 Deputy Governor’s 5K Challenge. The Heart Fund has already raised $50,000 and the 5K Challenge aims to raise ...
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Heart Smart Week: CHF focuses on prevention

The Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) is putting a focus on heart health. Its annual Heart Health Week kicks off tomorrow (17 March). Heart disease is the number one killer in the Western world. The aim of the week is to educate the public about ways to prevent cardiovascular disease. Dr. Bella Beraha of the Heart Fund says “knowledge is power, that is the way we are doing to conquer this disease.” H...
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DG 5K funds to help ambulance fundraiser

Proceeds from the third annual Deputy Governor's 5K (DG 5K) run/walk will go towards our mission to purchase a new ambulance for the Health Services Authority. In 2014 during its first year, the DG 5K raised more than $12,000 to help support Derek Haines with his 6 for Hospice; and last year it donated $50,000 to Special Olympics Cayman Islands, to help cover expenses for the 2015 games in ...
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