Friends, Volunteers & Partners,
Cancer has claimed the lives of so many of our loved ones, family and friends but we believe by working together, we can find a cure! As many of you may be aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month…during this month we take time out to heighten our campaign on cancer awareness with our Annual T-Shirt Day & Walk-a-thon. This year these events will happen on Friday, 26th October and Saturday, 27th October respectively and we seeking your support! In our efforts to increase awareness on this deadly disease, our board, together with our faithful volunteers, friends and partners intend to join forces by holding 1 walk in 4 locations simultaneously at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, 27th October. Our volunteers in North Eleuthera, Spanish Wells and Harbour Island have consented to assist with this event so right in your neighborhood of mainland of North Eleuthera, Spanish Wells, Harbour Island and Central Eleuthera, we will hold our biggest walk ever! The only way these events can be a success if we have the support of the entire community/island. Our volunteers in Spanish Wells include Kelly Underwood (333-4195, Janine Wilson (333-4571 and a few other friends. In Harbour Island we have assisting us is Val Albury 333-3038 and Marcey Neilly (333-2350). On North Eleuthera you may reach Garnell Bethel at 225-8593 or 333-2030, Pastor Martin Kemp (333-2227 or 335-1089), Michelle Johnson at 225-2248 or Audrey Symonette in Current at 335-3278.
Funds raised from these events are air marked to assist persons on our island that are dealing with a cancer diagnosis. There are others that we assist as well who are unable to afford a doctor’s visit to seek medical attention or a diagnostic test. We are grateful for your support and assistance in the past, but we must continue to raise funds to assist persons on an ongoing basis. Cancer is a very expensive disease to fight and every dollar raised helps to bring hope and comfort to our people.
Attached is a Registration form or you may go to oneeleuthera.org to sign up online. Our website www.cancersocietyeleuthera.org is under construction and will be made available shortly to allow you to either register or donate to the cause. You may take a few minutes now to browse online or visit our facebook page and “like” us to let us know that you support the work that we are doing.
So much has been going on….with the assistance of one of our partners, One Eleuthera, we have recently extended our building to add an area specifically for our Thrift Shop. Please stop by to visit us between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m…who knows, you might find a bargain waiting just for you! Perhaps you might not have cash, but your wardrobe is overflowing with great outfits, why not donate some clothing or household items to our Thrift Shop . Kindly ensure that all clothes are in good condition and that any electronics is in good working order.
See you at the walk in either Central Eleuthera (Palmetto Point), Lower Bogue, Spanish Wells or Harbour Island! Remember, we are working together for the Cure! Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Juanita J. Pinder
Cancer Society of The Bahamas
Cancer Society Office – 1-242-332-1804 or 225-6480
“The Cause Is Great…It requires Greater Effort”