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Non-Profit: Movers For Life

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Movers For Life (MFL) in the Cayman Islands freely connects persons in the community to provide motivational support.

Started on March 5, 2016, MFL founder Winston Sobers was assisted by an initial team of Dale Edwards, Daniel Campbell, Grace Johnson, and Joan Medland. The inspiration for the group came from Sobers, Edwards, and Campbell making radical lifestyle changes to lose a combined total of more than 330 pounds.

Sobers’s passion for this mission was influenced by his own lifechanging experience of losing 90 pounds, which he documented in his book, “90 Pounds Lighter”. Sobers had a vision to revolutionise the way communities interact and support each other in achieving healthy goals.

As part of his efforts, Sobers enhanced the organisation’s administrative and operational capacity. A formal name, “Movers For Life”, was established and the group registered as a non-profit organisation in March 2018.

Structured as an unincorporated group of persons to carry out its objectives, four directors were appointed — namely Winston Sobers as director and president, alongside Paula Erskine, Yolanda Clarke and Karina Alvarado.

MFL’s support includes, but is not limited to:

• connecting interested groups of persons to consistent walkers/runners and other health enthusiasts within various districts;

• organising and connecting location groups to other organised healthy events as one MFL team;

• recognising consistent effort through incentive programmes;

• developing MFL activities and events to support healthy goals; and

• engaging with key health and wellness community partners through efforts such as educational seminars, training, boot camps, challenges, community partnerships, and volunteer projects. The majority of these programmes are either free of cost, or significantly subsidised.

MFL currently has nine ‘moving connection’ points across Grand Cayman, in West Bay, George Town, Bodden Town, Savannah, and North Side.

It also has 300 movers on MFL’s WhatsApp chat.

With a vision of consistency, awareness and support, past events include the MFL target pedometer challenge, volleyball challenge, a local farm visit, a seminar on nutrition, running techniques, aquatic therapy, annual mover appreciation awards, and quarterly long walks.

To learn more about MFL, please:

• email info@moversforlife.ky;

• contact Winston Sobers at 926-6321; or

• visit www.moversforlife.ky and click “Connect to Movers”; or

• visit their Facebook page.

 

For more information on NPOs, please contact General Registry by emailing paul.inniss@gov.ky.

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