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.
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.
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!
Woody’s Seafood Saloon
St John Experience App
Island Style Weddings
EC Service Station
Gallows Point Resort
VI ATM Banking
School Children of Sprauve and Gifft Hill School
Pastor Isaac- Moravian Church
Father Anthony- Our Lady of Mt Carmel
Yelena Rogers Photography
Mrs. Irma Pickering
Dave and Peggy Spoth
Love City Pan Dragons
Brother Nature Band
Pamela Love and Broheim
Caribbean Ritual Dancers
Dynamic dancers, Lorraine Richard
St John Women’s Ensemble
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
St John Catering
Joe’s Rum Hut
Joe’s Rum Hut
St John Brewers
Queen of Tarts
Baked in the Sun
DJs and MCs
DJ Top Notch-Ian Samuel
DJ Jeremy Richards
Felix and Dixie
Javis from Front Line Productions
Justina and all the ladies at the St John branch of First Bank
Gate Keepers and Tee Shirt sales
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