I always knew how wonderful the community of St. John is, but recently it simply blew me away. As you know, October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month, several organizations held events to support the St. John Cancer Fund, an on-island organization that raises money to support people living on St. John who are battling the disease. In total, more than $20,000 was raised … how amazing is that?!
The first event of the month was our St. Johnopoly launch party and raffle. As we mentioned last month, the raffle allowed us make a donation to the St. John Cancer Fund in the amount of $1,275.
The next event was Woody’s Save Second Base Block Party. That event raised $12,000 for the Fund. Amazing!
Next we had the Dinghy Poker Run, which was sponsored by Noah’s Little Arks dinghy rentals and High Tide. That event raised an additional $4,000 for the Fund.
And lastly, we have our friends over at Cimmaron St. John. They donated a portion of all bookings made during the month of October to the Fund. In total, Cimmaron donated $3,125 to the Fund. Again, simply amazing.
For those of you on island this Friday, you can support the St. John Cancer Fund by stopping by Connections or Mongoose Junction between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Laura Dunlap’s fifth grade class from Gifft Hill School will be selling lemonade and baked goods, and all of the proceeds will be donated to the Fund. So please, try to stop by if you can.
There’s some more fun stuff planned for the week leading up to 8 Tuff Miles, which will be held on Feb. 28, 2015. The St. John Cancer Fund is holding a Light Up the Night event, which will be a family-friendly night of music and activities. It’s also holding a pasta dinner, recovery party the day after the race and more. Check out the full details below…
If you’d like to know more about the St. John Cancer Fund, please visit its website at www.stjohncancerfund.org. You can also follow it on Facebook here.