St. John Cancer Fund to ‘Light Up the Night’ on Jan. 18

(Photo by Krista Kramer)
A rainbow brightens the clouds over a previous Light Up the Night fundraiser for the St. John Cancer Fund. (Photo by Krista Kramer)

The St. John Cancer Fund will host the 7th Annual Light Up the Night event from 5:15 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 in Cruz Bay’s Franklin Powell Sr. Park. The Fund invites the community to “Walk the Park” to raise awareness, as well as much-needed funds, for St. John residents affected by cancer.

The event will kick off with a parade featuring dancers, junior fire fighters and moko jumbies, making their way from Mongoose Junction through the park for the inaugural lap.  The Warrior Dinner for cancer survivors will begin at 6 p.m. and live entertainment will follow, including performances by Love City Pan Dragons, Gifft Hill Barracuda Band, Dynamic Dancers, Cool Sessions Brass Band, Vercatyle Band and more. There will be team booths, a kids’ zone, a golden ticket raffle, a dunk booth, and the traditional luminary service honoring those who have passed.

“The St. John Cancer Fund depends on a community dedicated to taking care of their own,” said Ben Cox, a member of the St. John Cancer Fund Board. “In addition to individuals throughout the Virgin Islands and abroad, we would like to thank our premier event sponsors, Love City Strong and 340 Real Estate, for their generous contributions to the Fund. Without them, Light Up the Night 2020 would not be possible.”

Healthcare opportunities are sparse in the Virgin Islands, and cancer in any form is a detrimental financial burden for individuals and their families; the St. John Cancer Fund is a response to that burden.

“We believe that the St. John Cancer Fund provides critical support to St. John residents battling cancer,” said Love City Strong Executive Director Meaghan Enright. “We are proud to support Light Up the Night again in 2020, and thank the St. John Cancer Fund Board for all their hard work on behalf of the community.”

For more information about St. John Cancer Fund or Light Up the Night, contact the Fund via its Facebook page or contact Ben Cox.

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