The proceeds of the Pink Rose Ball that was held on October 22, 2016 were distributed to six recipients during a short ceremony that took place on the morning of November 10 at the Government Complex.
The Pink Rose Ball Committee was represented by five of its members, the Chairperson Melinda Pinder, Wynsome Ferguson, Ruth Saunders, Laura Albury, and Brenda Sawyer. Casiah Pinder and Blaire Turnquest were unable to attend.
Ferguson welcomed the attendees and proceeded with the check distribution as some people had to return to work.
The first recipient was Vashti Albury, a breast cancer patient. She received the check for $1,000 from Ferguson. The second recipient, Gaylene Laing, received a check for the same amount on behalf of her granddaughter, who is presently undergoing treatment. Joyce Thompson was the third recipient who also received $1,000 from Theresa Albury. Patricia Clarke, who represented her daughter Alexis Curry, a breast cancer patient, was also handed out a check for $1,000. Randy Davis represented his sister, Rebecca Davis, who is undergoing treatment in the United States, accompanied by her daughter who had a medical emergency, received a check for $3,000.
The founder of the Abaco Cancer Society, Marjolein Scott, the President Barbara Johnson, and an active member of the society, Sheryl Andrews, attended on behalf of their organization. The check for the Abaco Cancer Society for $15,000 was received by Johnson who expressed her gratitude, explaining that the money will be a great help in paying for breast cancer screenings, as well as helping with traveling expenses for diagnosed patients.