Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Baby Nolan generates congenital heart disease awareness in Cayman

Heart hero, baby Nolan Evans

Heart hero, baby Nolan Evans

Team Nolan, is a not-for-profit that was inspired by the courage of heart hero, baby Nolan Evans, who lost his fight to complex congenital heart disease in 2018.

The mission of Team Nolan is to raise local congenital heart disease (CHD) awareness and to financially assist local families with CHD babies; through fundraising efforts such as the annual Heart Warriors & Angels Beach Walk and Kidfest events.

In February 2019 Team Nolan donated the Nolan Evans Memorial Bench to Health City’s main lobby, which illustrates CHD awareness messages for all to see when passing through the hospital’s lobby.

In October of 2019 Team Nolan was able to cover the full cost of the purchase of a critically needed infant transport incubator for the Health Services Authority’s neonatal intensive care unit.

After a very successful 2019 event, Team Nolan the Pediatric Program of the Cayman Heart Fund is organizing their second annual Heart Warriors & Angels Beach Walk during and in honour of February 2020 Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) Awareness Week and in memory of their son Nolan who passed away on January 25, 2018 from a complex CHD. The event will take place on Sunday February 9 at 7am at Public Beach Cabana #5 and #6.

Registration fee is CI$25 with event t-shirt included. Warriors and Angels costumes for all ages are welcome. The event will include complimentary light refreshments, face painting great raffle prizes and much more.

This is a fun, family-friendly, pet-friendly walk that will raise awareness for the #1 birth defect, congenital heart disease (CHD). There is no cure for CHD, but contributions will be long-lasting in the effort to fund the support of local families with CHD babies. Any support would truly be an investment in our community.

For registration please email teamnolanevans@outlook.com or ailianevans@hotmail.co.uk or call 936-1717.

Ms. Evans expressed her gratitude for His Excellency Governor Martyn Roper’s continued support of Team Nolan’s initiatives. This year’s beach walk is proudly sponsored by Logic, Davenport Development, Walkers, Vistra, Saxon, Hurley’s Media. ISE-Ltd., The Lund Team, Reed Engineers and Baraud Development.

Cayman Heart Fund is a non-profit organization incorporated under the Companies Law (2007 Revision) in 2007, with Registration License # 220594. The aim of the heart fund is "to alert, reduce and help prevent Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) – Cayman’s #1 cause of death in the Cayman Islands. We achieve this through education, training and by providing medical equipment and services to the public.

It is our mission to educate and prevent heart disease thus improving the cardiovascular health of the people of the Cayman Islands."

If you require further information, please email: info@caymanheartfund.com.

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