Together we make a difference
What can YOUR donation do?
- CI$3000 pays for a PET scan
- CI$1500 could pay for a biopsy and subsequent lab work
- CI$1000 will buy a hospital bed to help make patients more comfortable
- CI$750 could pay for one of four injections required for a prostate cancer patient
- CI$500 could pay for a plane ticket if a patient needs to go overseas
- CI$300 could pay for important blood tests not covered by insurance
- CI$100 could cover the cost of groceries for a patient unable to work while they undergo life saving treatment
- CI$50 will buy a pap test voucher to screen for cervical cancer
- CI$40 will buy an HPV vaccine for cervical cancer prevention
- CI$25 will buy a PSA test to screen for prostate cancer
- CI$20 will buy a fecal occult kit to screen for colorectal cancer
- 25 cents will buy a stamp to send someone a card
When you make a donation…
You increase our ability to reduce the risks of cancer in Cayman through information and education. Your donation also translates into real, tangible benefits that impact the lives of cancer patients battling their disease every day. You may donate to the Society at any time. Thanks to generous donations from donors like you, we can provide more vaccinations against the virus which causes cervical cancer for youths, increase the availability of vouchers for cancer-preventative tests for men and women who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it, or help ease the burden of treatment for cancer patients and their families.
Whatever your reason for donating, there are a number of ways you can contribute to fighting cancer. Donations can be given financially, in the form of skills, or by donating supplies or gifts/vouchers that can be given away at Cancer Society events. If your desire is to donate skills or supplies, contact us via phone, fax, or email. Whatever way you choose, your donation will be appreciated.
Thank you for contributing to the fight to end cancer.
A wise woman once said: “No one can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody.”
Ways you can help
Since Covid, the greatest need is financial assistance for cancer patients and their families. This holiday season, or any season, if you would like to make a donation as a family, group or corporation the Cancer Society will put it to good use. Alternatively, if you would like to create a little care package of a heartfelt card, a box of tea, a 1lb bag of rice or just a $10 Fosters gift card would brighten a patient’s day. Contact Paola for details.
CICS provides custom insurance advocacy and need-based financial assistance to qualified cancer patients for expenses such as surgeries, treatments, airfare, accommodations, or even food, utilities, and rent. When you help the Cancer Society, you help us, to help others in the community we all call home.
Ways to donate
Cash donations and annual giving
Gifts of donations in cash, cheques, wire transfer and credit card payment are accepted for any purpose consistent with our mission, values and goals.
All these donations help the lives of the children and adults assisted by the Cayman Islands Cancer Society.
The Cancer Society is an important part of life in Cayman – please consider making it a family tradition to make an annual donation to our Non-Profit Organization (NPO). As a NPO and not a government unit, the Cancer Society does not receive any Grants or Purchase Agreements from the Cayman Islands Government.
In addition to personal donations, you can organise a fundraising event which takes place each year to benefit the Society. No matter the amount, the Cancer Society welcomes all cash or annual gifts that enable us to continue providing excellent services to the people of the Cayman Islands.
Cayman National Bank (CNB)
KYD Account 011-13479
USD Account 021-06877
Please send local bank transfers to Cayman National Bank at the accounts listed above. Just remember to add a reference if you would like your donation to be put towards a specific initiative such as the Eve Flowers Fund, Movember, or treatment being sponsored, if applicable.
We also accept cash or cheque. Cheques should be made payable to the Cayman Island Cancer Society.
Employer matching gifts
Contact your company’s HR Department and learn how you can double the impact of your donation to the Cancer Society by participating in your employers’ matching gift programme. Employers may match your charitable contribution with an equal or higher amount. Consider discussing with your employer how they may be able to help increase the impact of your donation and please advise us when you start planning your gift.
Please advise us if you have included the Cancer Society in your will or trust documents so that we may thank you and recognise your generosity.
Memorial and tribute gifts
A memorial gift is an appropriate way to honour the passing of a loved family member or respected neighbour or colleague. A tribute gift is a thoughtful way to recognise someone for a special achievement or milestone, religious occasion or life-cycle event like a birthday, wedding, graduation or anniversary. Donate via CaymanGiftCertificates.com
Customizable messages are available when making a donation via the Cayman Gift Certificates website.
Donating a life insurance policy is often overlooked as a means to benefit the individuals served by the Cancer Society. One way to help is to name us as the beneficiary of a paid-up policy that your family no longer needs. Please advise us if you have added the Cancer Society as a beneficiary of your life insurance so that we may thank you and recognise your generosity.
Getting together with your friends, family or other community members to raise funds for the Cancer Society is a very rewarding way to donate. Whether it is a simple lemonade stand, a school bake sale, or a sponsored athletic event (Mt. Everest, anyone?), community fundraisers not only allow many people to contribute to the donation but also provide creative, fun community experiences that raise the profile of the Cancer Society. Here are just a couple of examples of community events which raise funds for us:
The Grassroots Approach
- Six-year-old Amelia Thomas raised over CI$4,000 “to help people with cancer in Cayman and make them feel better”. Her initial effort was a lemonade stand, which led to the idea of having classes at her school compete to fill jugs (pictured here) with coins. Her inspiration? A young friend currently undergoing treatment for a brain tumor.
Eve Flowers Bone Marrow Fund
- In loving memory of Ms. Eve, we will be using the funds raised to increase the bone marrow donor registry with donors of Afro-Caribbean descent. It costs $75 to get someone on the donor registry (including the kit, the testing and registration) so whatever funds we raise will allow us to add more donors.
Donating long hair to Locks of Love is a great way to provide some support for those who are struggling with hair loss due to cancer treatment. If you would like to donate your hair to Locks of Love you can find important information on the Locks of Love guidelines and Locks of Love Hair Donation Form. Additionally, you can also donate to the Little Princess Trust.