BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — Ayana Hanley is the winner of the inaugural Insurance Company of the West Indies (ICWI) Road Angel Raffle, organized as part of the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.
The raffle was held as a new effort to encourage members of the public to support the annual walk sponsored by ICWI and organized by the Essence of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
During a brief but important ceremony, at their Bird Rock Road offices, Business Development Officer for ICWI, Nordia Dobbs, announced Ayana Hanley was the lucky winner. Hanley won one free year of third-party insurance and was honoured as the newest ICWI Road Angel.
The Road Angel Program was recently reintroduced ICWI to help give more money to help women who have had the misfortune of being diagnosed with cancer. ICWI donates 5 percent of every new Road Angel Policy to the Essence of Hope Foundation to help it fight cancer in St. Kitts & Nevis.
Hanley thanked ICWI for the investment it has been making to fight breast cancer, not only in St. Kitts, but also in other Caribbean countries.
“It was indeed a pleasure being part of the Pink Walk,” Hanley commented. “I am extremely happy that I finally did not only because I won the raffle, but now I get the chance to support Breast Cancer and I am happy to become a Road Angel.”
During Pink Walk, organizers introduced the raffle to more than 2,000 participants who made the early morning five-mile trek.
Some people said they were walking to honour their mother, sister, wife and others who have suffered from breast cancer.
Breast Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Caribbean countries. ICWI has invested approximately $70,000 over three years to supporting the foundation and its various initiatives to raise cancer awareness and provide victims with medical support.
Hanley said she has always been interested in the walk, but due to circumstances, had been unable to fulfil that goal. This year, due to the urgings of a close friend, she decided to participate and now has become an ICWI Road Angel.