About Cayman Islands Cancer Society (CICS)
The Cayman Island Cancer Society (CICS) helps cancer patients in a variety of ways including counselling, peer support, greeting cards designed by children, art therapy, hospital equipment - and financial support for those who qualify.
CICS is also providing those individuals who qualify with access to their Charity Voucher Programme, which offers:
- Pap smear tests
- Prostate exams
- Mouth and throat cancer screenings
They also have an HPV Vaccination Programme. The HPV vaccine is available at HSA, but by placing the order through CICS, the registered doctors receive the vaccine at reduced cost, passing the savings to the patients. This vaccine can help protect your child from cancer.
Education and Fundraising
You can donate magazines to patients receiving chemotherapy by putting them directly into the white bin outside of the CICS office. Other ways to support include:
- Online donations via credit card payment. Link.
- Donation of Cayman Airways air miles. Link.
- Becoming a member! Link.
- Donating gift cards from grocery stores, wellness and beauty companies, utility companies (CUC/Water Authority) and other retail shops.
- Cash donations.
CICS also provides education and awareness sessions at corporations, businesses, events and at health fairs.
Participate in their signature events (STRIDE, MOvember, Brac Attack) or follow and share their monthly initiatives on Facebook and Instagram.
Contact them via email to become a volunteer and support them year-round. CICS heavily relies on the time and skills that volunteers are able to contribute to help improve the lives of our clients, and support cancer prevention efforts.
Who else provides similar assistance to CICS?
Both the Breast Cancer Foundation (year-round) and Lions Club of Tropical Gardens (October only) provide free mammogram screening vouchers to individuals who qualify. The Breast Cancer Foundation now provides prosthetic breasts and bras for women in Cayman who have had breast cancer surgery and need financial assistance to get the undergarments they need. The Lions Club of Grand Cayman also provides free prostrate cancer (PSA) tests for men who qualify.