In the spirit of gratitude the Abaco Swim Club presented a check for five hundred dollars to the Abaco Cancer Society from funds that the Club has raised through retail sales, fees from the Open water Swim and other activities.
Head Coach of the Abaco Swim Club, Sara Knowles, said “Every year we try to give back because we are really fortunate for the generous way so many people give to us.”
She said it was their second year giving to the Abaco Cancer Society and added that Braden Dam was “instrumental in really helping collect for the cancer society and work with them.”
She said he wanted to make sure raised as much as they possibly could in order to help the cancer society out.
Mrs. Knowles said funds were raised through retail sales, fees from the Open Water Swim, selling sweets, snacks and other food items; “we get a lot of support at these events. We may only have 30 swimmers, but we have over 200 people show up to give back to us, so we want to pass it along.”
Branden Dam said he was happy to help and said he likes being able “to give to the less fortunate and help others.”
Abaco Cancer Society President, Barbara Johnson, expressed her gratitude on Behalf of the Abaco Cancer saying, “We are very grateful to receive this very kind donation.”
Ms. Johnson noted that the funds collected “are earmarked for cancer patients and it will assist with [plane] tickets to Nassau as well as any medication that they would need.”