The San Pedro Cancer Society raises awareness as part of World Cancer Day

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

The San Pedro Cancer Society (SPCS) conducted two activities to commemorate World Cancer Awareness Day. Their first activity was a food and pastry sale held on Saturday, February 1st. The second event was the Annual World Cancer Awareness Day Candle Walk on Tuesday February 4th.

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The food sale was held next to BOAZ Golf Cart Rentals, and was aimed to raise funds to assist patients battling cancer on the island. With the help of generous donors, the organization had a variety of cakes, cupcakes and pies to choose from, and even hot tamales on sale. The fundraiser was certainly a success, raising a grand total of $1,105.85.

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Meanwhile, the walk held on Tuesday night attracted many residents. The San Pedro Town Council members, including the Mayor of San Pedro Town Daniel Guerrero, the San Pedro Lion Members, cancer survivors, entire families and even students took to the streets in the annual candle walk. It started at Central Park and was led by the Isla Bonita School Band all through the streets of San Pedro Town.

At the end of the candle light walk, the San Pedro Cancer Society held a small raffle. Ilsa Salazar was the first place winner who took home a cellular phone courtesy of Smart. Second place went to Isela Graniel who won a round trip ticket courtesy of Tropic Air, while third place went to Melanie Paz who won a pizza courtesy of The Island Torch Restaurant. The San Pedro Cancer Society also received two checks, one from Castillo’s Hardware store in the sum of $500 and the other was from the staff of the Belize Bank San Pedro Branch in the sum of $320.

The SPCS would like to thank the public for their continued support in their fight against cancer. Special thanks goes out to Castillo’s Hardware store, the staff of the Belize Bank San Pedro Branch, Tropic Air, Smart, Island Torch Restaurant, Casa Pan Dulce, Freddy and Selene Gonzalez, Jorge Aldana, Mary Gonzalez, Jo Sayer (Belize Chocolate Factory), Ceni Greif, Holiday Hotel Deli, Dianela Hancock, Eriberto Vasquez, Bowen & Bowen Limited and Simon Backley from TMM.

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To make a donation contact Miguel Perez at phone number 600-2129 or email spcancersociety@gmail.com.

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