The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

T he St. Lucia Can­cer So­ci­ety has a new Board to guide its on­go­ing work. The 36-year-old char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tion con­tin­ues to pro­vide sup­port for can­cer pa­tients, both di­rectly by fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance to adults and chil­dren, and with pro­vi­sion of os­tomy sup­plies, and in­di­rectly by its work on pub­lic aware­ness, ed­u­ca­tion and can­cer pol­icy.

The So­ci­ety is pleased to wel­come as its new Pres­i­dent, sur­geon Dr. Tamara Remy who will be sup­ported by Dr. Christy Daniel (Vice Pres­i­dent), Dr. Stephen King, Dr. Jac­que­line Bird and Mrs. Dag­mar Peterkin serv­ing as Trea­surer. Out-go­ing Pres­i­dent Dr. David Bris­tol will re­main on the Board as a con­sul­tant hav­ing served at the helm of the So­ci­ety for a pe­riod of twenty-three years.

The So­ci­ety ex­presses its thanks and ap­pre­ci­a­tion to Dr. Bris­tol for his work with the So­ci­ety over the years and looks for­ward to his guid­ance as it moves for­ward.

The So­ci­ety is also pleased to wel­come its new Ad­min­is­tra­tor, Miss Ade­line Jean. Lista Louis, hav­ing worked with the So­ci­ety for over 20 years, will con­tinue in her roles in office ad­min­is­tra­tion and health ed­u­ca­tion.

The So­ci­ety also wishes to ac­knowl­edge the in­valu­able con­tri­bu­tion of Mrs. Pat Git­tens who held the po­si­tion of Trea­surer for well over thirty years and who worked tire­lessly to en­sure that the fi­nan­cial re­sources of the So­ci­ety re­mained fluid at all times.

At the be­gin­ning of this new year, and as World Can­cer Day is ob­served on 4th Fe­bru­ary, the So­ci­ety would like to ac­knowl­edge the thou­sands of donors who have sup­ported it over the years; and to use this op­por­tu­nity to in­vite mem­bers of the pub­lic to con­sider vol­un­teer­ing their time, tal­ent or re­sources to help sus­tain its work. There is much to be done and re­sources are scarce so as­sis­tance from the pub­lic would be much ap­pre­ci­ated.

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