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September, 2016

  • 29 September

    Prostate Cancer Awareness Meeting Held at Angels Academy Campus

    On September 17, the Abaco Cancer Society held a prostate cancer awareness meeting at the Angels Academy campus.

November, 2013

  • 14 November

    Pink Rose Ball donates $10,000 to Abaco Cancer Society

    The first Pink Rose Ball event held at Abaco Beach Resort raised $10,000 for the Abaco Cancer Society (ACS) on Oct. 26. Committee members presented the cheque to Joanne Bradley, ACS president, on Nov. 7 at the Government Complex.

  • 1 November

    Monica Adderley Fun, Run & Walk emphasizes cancer awareness

    Just before daybreak on Oct. 19, a circle of people attired in pink and white T-shirts clasped hands together in prayer with Rev. Willish Johnson before the start of the 4th Monica Adderley Annual Fun, Run & Walk at 6:30 a.m. As the 77 registered participants walked briskly to the starting line, they were given road safety instructions by mobile police officers on the scene. The runners took the lead, while those who opted to walk trailed behind in the cool of the morning.

August, 2013

  • 29 August

    Cancer Society hosting free clinics

    The Cancer Society of The Bahamas is offering free PAP Smears and PSA testing on Saturday, September 7. The servies will be held at the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic and the Coopers Town Government Clinic from 9 am to 4 pm.

  • 16 August

    Abaco Cancer Society Thrift Shop celebrates ten years

    The Abaco Cancer Society Thrift Shop celebrated its 10 year anniversary on August 10. A large number of volunteers gathered to reminisce over the shops successful journey for the last 10 years and to express gratefulness for the point it has reached today. The Abaco Cancer Society was founded in 1990 and soon after began a series of fundraisers such as booths at the Christmas bazaars and jumble sales as fundraisers. The jumble sales, which took place outside dentist Vince Mcweeney’s office on Don MacKay Boulevard, became so popular that one of the society’s founding members, Marjolein Scott, came up with the idea of opening a thrift shop. Some people were skeptical that this could ever work but 10 years of successful growth have proved those naysayers wrong.

November, 2012

  • 15 November

    61 paddle out in second Kayak Challenge

    The second annual Kayak Challenge, which was held on November 3 and started at Pete’s Pub in Little Harbour, was a very successful event bringing together a large group of people in support of the Abaco Cancer Society and Friends of the Environment (FRIENDS). A total of 44 kayakers and 17 paddle borders entered to paddle for this very worthy cause. In addition to the entry fee each person was asked to raise at least $100 in sponsorship and all proceeds were split between the Abaco Cancer Society and Friends of the Environment.

  • 15 November

    Community supports Monica Adderley Fun Run/Walk

    In honour of Monica Adderley, who is a seven-year cancer survivor, members of the Abaco community participated in the 3rd Annual Monica Adderley Fun Run/Walk event on November 3.

  • 15 November

    Hurricane damages Cancer Society Thrift Shop

    The Abaco Cancer Society Thrift Shop, located next to Abaco Groceries, was severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy. The north eastern end of the building was blown in and consequently much wind and water damage was done to the wall and ceiling of the building and the entire stock was ruined.