Monday 11 December, 2017

Putting a face to heart disease, Cayman's survivors wall unveiled

In recognition of World Heart Day, the Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) unveiled its Heart Survivors Wall on Friday at the George Town Hospital.

Heart disease and stroke are among the three leading causes of death in the English speaking Caribbean.

And while statistics as it relates to diseases are well known, and often regurgitated, nothing more drives home the urgency than knowing someone having had the diseases and better yet having survived it.

In unveiling the wall, the CHF hopes to raise awareness about the disease with lifesaving information and facts displayed in a space with high visibility.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Minister of Health, Dwayne Seymour noted that while his ministry is committed to good health they can’t do it alone.

Seymour noted the importance of initiatives like the wall as a means of saving lives.

World Heart Day is part of an international campaign to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention.