Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Miss San Pedro and Xsite Belize Sailing & Adventures hold a dollar drive for cancer patient


On Saturday, October 1st, a dollar drive was held on different streets in San Pedro Town to collect much-needed funds to help a 16-year-old islander battling cancer cover medical expenses. Miss San Pedro Faith Edgar joined the group of volunteers consisting of crew members from Xsite Belize Sailing & Adventures. From 9AM to noon, the dollar yielded over $2,700 towards the worthy cause.
The high school student, Christian Garnicade, was diagnosed with cancer in the throat, stomach, chest, and lungs. The dollar drive saw volunteers by the Boca del Rio area near the bridge, on Barrier Reef, Pescador, and Coconut Drive. Miss San Pedro, the staff from Xsite Belize Sailing & Adventures, and volunteers thank everyone who was able to support the dollar drive. The $2,717.50 will go towards Garnicade’s chemotherapy treatment expenses.
A barbeque sale was also held to collect funds for further treatment. Garnicade will continue needing assistance for the therapy to treat the disease. Anyone able to help the family can contact his mother, Alicia Martinez, by calling 607-2227.

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