Motorworld, foundations host breast aware, car care workshop October 19 | THE DAILY HERALD

Elektralyets Foundation President Mercedes “Elektra” van der Waals-Wyatt and Positive Foundation President Shelly Alphonso with Chief Executive Officer of Motorworld Group of Companies and Motorworld staffers.

 COLE BAY–Motorworld has collaborated with the Elektralyets and Positive Foundations to bring “a new and creative” workshop for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, being observed this month.

Parties will be hosting a “Pink Ribbon Breast Aware, Car Care” workshop and cocktail event at Motorworld Showroom in Cole Bay on Friday, October 19, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

“Motorworld is proud to collaborate with the Elektralyets Foundation and Positive Foundation in the fight to raise awareness and encourage prevention against breast cancer, the main killer of women in the region,” Motorworld Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rena Amjad said in a press release over the weekend. “We have been deeply touched by the impact of breast cancer with the loss of one of our beloved team members last year. Therefore, it has become even more important for us to get involved and do what we can to reach out to others throughout the community and raise awareness. We would like to encourage women to take care of their health and their breasts, first and foremost.

Though car care pales in comparison to the importance of our health, it is also a factor to ensure our vehicles run smoothly in order to have reliable transportation and handle our daily responsibilities with that overall peace of mind,” she added.

The pink ribbon “Breast Aware and Car Care” event provides a forum for participants to learn about prevention methods and to register to get checked in an engaging environment, while also learning about essential car care. The event is free and open to the public.

Positive Foundation, supported by students of American University of the Caribbean (AUC) School of Medicine, will deliver a presentation on knowing risk factors for breast cancer. This presentation will include breast aware educational literature which will be distributed during the event.

Persons will also get hands-on car care tips from the professional service staff at Motorworld. Tips will include how to care for one’s vehicle and check needed elements so that a vehicle can run smoothly.

The cocktail segment of the evening is sponsored by CC1, the major sponsor of beverages for events during the “pink month” with the Elektralyets and Positive Foundations. There will be cosmopolitans and strawberry mojito stations, together with Tequila Rose samplings and Dasani Sparkling water tastings. Persons can enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres as well.

The audience will also be treated to live entertainment by King Rumer and King Kenyo, as well as Poetry recitals by Stephen “Stretch R” Rodney. In addition, an interactive guest speaker and special reading by local author Latoya Lake will also be part of the event. Persons will have the chance to mingle and ask questions about breast and car care to raise awareness of “these key elements of women’s lives, which are often overlooked.”

The event was coordinated to demonstrate the mirror effect between car care and breast care to persons in the community. “We drive our vehicles every day, but to ensure that our vehicles

continue to perform optimally, they require regular service and maintenance. Similarly, our breasts also require maintenance and regular checks,” Elektralyets Foundation President Mercedes “Elektra” Van Der Waals-Wyatt said.

“Through monthly breast exams and clinical breast screenings by your house doctors and your mammograms, you also ensure that your breasts are healthy and that you are doing what is needed to continue to be breast aware. We know that there is no sure way to prevent breast cancer, but it is our hope that through education our women can take measures to get checked and, catch it early, if it has been detected, when it’s easiest to treat,” Positive Foundation President Shelly Alphonso said.

The event will also feature free gifts and prizes. Persons can win a free service at Motorworld for their vehicle. “We are asking the community to wear anything pink to this event and again, both men and women are welcome. Breast cancer does not only affect the diagnosed patient but their husbands, co-workers and their family members. So, it’s best for all to be breast aware and enjoy a safe drive with the proper car care,” it was stated in the release.

For more information contact 523-7418 (Elektra) or email

Source: The Daily Herald