San Pedro Cancer Society Lights the Night for Awareness
Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
Hundreds of island residents came out to show support in the fight against cancer at the annual “Light the Night” awareness walk on Wednesday, February 4th. Hosted by the San Pedro Cancer Society (SPCS), the walk is held in commemoration of World Cancer Awareness Day. Supporters gathered at the Central Park shortly after 6:30PM with candles in hand, ready to illuminate the night for a good cause.
Among those in attendance were the staff of the Belize Bank San Pedro Branch, Belize Water Services, St. Francis Xavier Credit Union, San Pedro Lions Club, ABC Pre School, members of the San Pedro Town Council including Mayor Daniel Guerrero, as well as several cancer survivors. Supporters walked through the main streets of San Pedro in solidarity for those whose lives have been affected by the disease. The walk culminated at Central Park where a minute of silence was taken in memory of those who have succumbed to cancer.
SPCS President, Miguel Perez, also took the time to address the crowd giving a short briefing on the activities of the organization. “We would like to thank the community for an even greater turnout at this year’s walk. We have seen many of our local businesses group together to show their support. It is our sincerest hope that this display of human concern may encourage others to learn more about cancer and begin to take preventative measures. The San Pedro Cancer Society is really pleased with the community’s response and that alone will fuel us to serve them in 2015,” said Perez.
To make a donation contact the San Pedro Cancer Society at email [email protected] or directly contact Miguel Perez at phone number 600-2129 or email [email protected]
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