Members of the Sister-Sister breast cancer support group hosted a dinner/dance event on Saturday to conclude the month of October, which is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
They event, held under the theme, “A Celebration of Life” was held at the Ballroom of the Balmoral Club, which was decorated in shades of pink with matching pink lights.
Gina Gonzalez- Rolle, a committee member who assisted with planning the dinner/dance event, said the organization wanted to step out of the box this year.
“We’ve only done a prayer breakfast and we decided to try something different that corporate Bahamas and native Bahamians could just come out and enjoy themselves, yet still support everything that goes on with Sister-Sister,” Gonzalez- Rolle said.
The Sister-Sister organization is now in its 18th year and Andrea Sweeting, President of the organization, said that she is very proud of the committee’s efforts. She said the organization’s aim is to give out more port-a-caths to persons who are in need of chemotherapy.
The port-a-cath is a device that is implanted under the skin to administer chemotherapy.
“From 2004 to now, the organization has gifted more than one thousand fighters with these instruments, at a total of $500 each. So far for this year we have already given out 159, and last year we gave out 188,” Sweeting said.
“So, the need is there for this and we are thankful because persons are allowing us to give back to our community where it is needed most.”