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Tuesday, February 3, 2009
JANUARY 31. The annual Cayman Islands Cystic Fibrosis Ball was once again, a huge success. Every year about 300 guests show their support by attending a themed Ball to raise funds for this inherited chronic disease that affects mainly the lungs and digestive system. About 1 in 20 people carry the defective CF gene and its protein products, which cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and lead to life threatening lung infections and obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food. CF patients have a 40% chance of living past the age of 18, but cutting edge research in underway for a cure for CF! Researchers are making strides and are very close to finding a cure for this disease. The money raised at the annual Ball and other fund raising events assists Caymanians with CF who have medical funding needs, raises awareness of the disease to assist with early detection and testing, and is donated towards the research for a cure. This year, the theme of the annual ball was Bollywood. From the moment the guests entered the tented venue at a private residence, the sights and sounds of Mumbai were evident. Elephant bars and brightly coloured fabrics adorning every table and lining the tents, the lounge areas and henna parlour greeted the guests in the cocktail area, and guests made a tremendous effort to dress the part. We were led into the dining room by a traditional Indian dancer, and the caterers served a wonderful array of Indian cuisine. After a live auction, the dancing started and did not end until after midnight. Massive Equipment Rental & Sales has been a loyal supporter of this event and the CI Cystic Fibrosis Trust since its inception.
What a fun filled month!! Beautiful boating days, meeting Anthony Bourdain, host of No Reservations on the Travel Channel, at the International Wine and Food Festival hosted by famed chef Eric Ripert, and paying homage to the Haggis at Robert Burns Supper (it's a Scottish thing).
These are just a few of the highlights of January.
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