Who We Are & What We Do

The Cayman Islands Cancer Society is a non-profit charitable organisation established in 1995.  It receives no assistance from the government and is entirely reliant on donations which it receives from individuals and corporations.

The CICS uses those donations to help the community in several ways:

Our History

The Society had it’s beginnings back in 1982 when Mrs. Hilma McField (a cancer patient) formed “Women Helping Women”. In 1986, Alister (Alex) Alexander (another cancer patient) was interested in forming a cancer support group. He approached Mrs. McField and they agreed to merge the two groups. In March 1988, we officially became the Cayman Islands Cancer Society, a voluntary organization established to help cancer patients and their families/supporters.

The Society has come a long way since it’s early beginnings and changed to meet the needs of the community we are here to serve. In 1995 we were incorporated as a charity in the Cayman Islands. In 2015 we celebrated 20 years of meeting the unmet needs of our community and with your continued support we’ll be here for 20 more years! Will you continue to help us, help others?

Our Mission

The mission of the Cayman Islands Cancer Society, a non-profit organization, is to increase awareness amongst the people of the Cayman Islands of cancer as a major health concern, to initiate positive change in all areas relating to cancer, to prevent the development of cancer and to counsel and support cancer patients and their families.

Our vision foresees a reduction in the incidence of cancer cases and an improvement in the quality of life of all those touched by cancer in the Cayman Islands through focusing on education and prevention programmes for children and adults, providing financial and counseling support to cancer patients and their families, facilitating a cancer survivor’s network, reviewing matters of interest to the Society and initiating and lobbying for relevant changes through legislation and other means and enhancing cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment services.

Become a Member Today

CICS is proud to serve its community. Become a member today and join us as we strive to prevent cancer, educate, support, and provide resources to our fellow Caymanians.

*After filling out the membership form you can drop by, mail it in, email us, or fax. You can also call us to make a payment. Thank you!*

Become a Member Today!