STJ Cancer Fund Says Thanks

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by Mary Bartolucci, St. John Cancer Fund
Pictured above: Luminaria glow to remember loved ones struggling with cancer and those who have passed. Photos by Perdita Stapleton.

The St. John Cancer Fund was formed in July 2012 by St Johnians who wanted to find a more effective way to unitize our fund raising abilities.

None of the founding members had experience with non profit organizations.  We reached out to Community Foundation VI to manage the monies raised.

Within the 4 years the fund has been in operation, we have granted over $325,000 directly to St Johnians battling cancer.

Dynamic Dancers entertain at St. John’s all night walkathon

Our main event Light up the Night is very much a grass roots movement.  No corporate sponsorship was received, however the community came together to support each other.

The Beach Bar continued its reign as top fundraising team with $28,000. A huge thank you to the new owners Sherry and Reed Able, managers, Adam Dow and Jimmy.  Thank you for your dedication and passion to the fund.

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St. John Landsharks runners slow down for a cancer walk

I am delighted to announce that Light up the Night 2017 raised $102,150.36.  Thank you, Love City, St John for the Tremendous effort and a wonderful display of the St John Community’s love!

Thanks to this Light up the Night planning committee and all the supporters of this STJCF fundraising movement!

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Eudora Kean Devil Rays “Strive to Excell” for Light Up the Night

Sponsors
Woody’s Seafood Saloon
Viva Vacations
Scotia Bank
Marketplace
St John Experience App
Island Style Weddings
Mahogany Run
EC Service Station
Concordia
Transportation Services
Ocean Grill
Mongoose Junction
Gallows Point Resort
Sean Georges
DJ Adonis
VI ATM Banking
School Children of Sprauve and Gifft Hill School
Pastor Isaac- Moravian Church
Father Anthony- Our Lady of Mt Carmel
Caravan Auto
Yelena Rogers Photography
Mrs. Irma Pickering
Akeeba Pickering
Dave and Peggy Spoth

Entertainment
Shikira Smith
Shukoia  Sprauve
Love City Pan Dragons
Brother Nature Band
Pamela Love and Broheim
Eva Chinnery
Delrice Varlack
Shikima Jones
Avengers Band
Mark Wallace
Jon Garret
Deh Zone.
Caribbean Ritual Dancers
Dynamic dancers, Lorraine Richard
Unknown Band
Nancy Fisher
St John Women’s Ensemble

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St. John’s Women’s Ensemble

WARRIOR DINNER
Sally Varlack – Floral decor
Celebrity Wait Staff for Warrior Dinner
Senator Janet Millin Young
Senator Marvin Blyden
Senator at Large – Brian Smith
Former Administrator Julien Harley
Former Sen Roosevelt David

Restaurants for Warrior Dinner
Oasis Private Chefs
Ocean 362
High Tide
Little Olive
La Tapa
Umami
Jakes
St John Catering
Ronnie’s Pizza
Joe’s Rum Hut
The Terrace
Fish Trap
Joe’s Rum Hut
Beach Bar
Driftwood David
Barefoot Cowboy
St John Brewers
Queen of Tarts
Baked in the Sun

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Gifft Hill School team celebrates giving to the St. John Cancer Fund at Light Up the Night

DJs and MCs
Brenda Wallace
DJ Top Notch-Ian Samuel
DJ Jeremy Richards
DJ Ceneca
DJ Adonis
Andrew
Crawford
Felix and Dixie
Javis from Front Line Productions

Accounting
Jenn Robinson
Julie Fortunato,
Justina and all the ladies at the St John branch of First Bank

Gate Keepers and Tee Shirt sales
April Bohaker
Kelly Rice Hudnall
Qia from Synergy
June and Karen Boynes

Light Up the Night Planning Committee
Warriors- Dulcy Rhood
Warrior Dinner- Brenda Sonson
Luminaria Sales & Ceremony- Shani Carbon
Teams- Tim Hanley, Bridget Rose
Logistics- Hank Slodden
Entertainment- Adonis Morton, Clarence Stephenson
Children’s  Parade- Onnika Gumbs
Golden Tickets- Cynthia Smith
Accounting Pam Gaffin
Social Media – Meagan Enright
Event Chairman- Mary Bartolucci