Over Four Thou­sand Dol­lars do­nated to Can­cer So­ci­ety

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Through “Li­braries’ Fundrais­ing”’ Mi­coud and Choiseul Li­brary Groups have do­nated $4,488 to the St. Lu­cia Can­cer So­ci­ety. This money was raised at the com­mu­nity level dur­ing the li­braries’ ac­tiv­i­ties in ob­ser­vance of Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month dur­ing 2015.

Mi­coud Li­brary head Adria Ge­orge handed over the funds to the St. Lu­cia Can­cer So­ci­ety rep­re­sented by Lista Louis and Dr. David Bris­tol.

The ac­tiv­i­ties for Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month in Oc­to­ber 2015 in­cluded a com­mu­nity Health Fair held in Choiseul Vil­lage on Oc­to­ber 2, in part­ner­ship with St. Jude’s Hos­pi­tal, with pre­sen­ta­tions and free ex­am­i­na­tions to serve the res­i­dents.

A “Wear It Pink” cam­paign took place in schools in Mi­coud and Choiseul.

A cock­tail soiree - “Drink It Pink” - with a silent auc­tion proved to be a fun and fruit­ful source of do­na­tions: over $2,000 was raised in the silent auc­tion with a fur­ther $2,000 in ticket sales.

Donors for the events in­cluded First Caribbean Bank, Up­town Liquor Store, River­bank Bar, Dixie Mart in Mi­coud, and Coalpot Restau­rant.

Auc­tion donors in­cluded End­less Sum­mer Tours, The Reef Kite & Surf, Ho­tel Chez Marie Alish/Bernardin Louis, Rain­for­est Ad­ven­tures, ANSCAFE, St. Lu­cia Wa­ter Park, Hotwire Zi­plin­ing, Morne Coubaril Plan­ta­tion, La Haut Re­sort, Is­land Mix Art Em­po­rium/Na­dia Jabour, Bay Gar­dens Inn, Co­conut Bay Re­sort, Caribbean Pi­rates Restau­rant/Chef Robby, and LeShom De­signs.

Dr. David Bris­tol, pres­i­dent of St. Lu­cia Can­cer So­ci­ety, and Adria Ge­orge, Mi­coud Li­brar­ian.

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