April 23, 2017 4:02 am Last modified: 9:15 pm

St. John Cancer Fund Thanks All Who Helped

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

None of the founding members had experience with non-profit organizations. We reached out to the Community Foundation Virgin Islands (CFVI) to manage the monies raised.

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

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The Cancer Fund’s 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 and managers: Adam Dow and Jimmy. Thank you for your dedication and passion to the fund.

Light Up the Night 2017 raised $99,431.36, and St John Cancer Fund expects the total to exceed $100,000. 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!

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 of the Moravian Church, Father Anthony of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

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 Richards, Unknown Band, Nancy Fisher, and St. John Woman Ensemble

Warrior Dinner: Sally Varlack – Floral décor, Celebrity Wait Staff for Warrior Dinner, Sen. Janet Millin Young, Sen. Marvin Blyden, Senator-at-Large Brian Smith, former administrator Julien Harley and 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 and Baked in the Sun

DJs and MCs: Brenda Wallace, DJ Top Notch-Ian, Samuel, DJ Jeremy Richards, DJ Ceneca and DJ Adonis

Andrew Crawford

Felix and Dixie

Javis from Front Line Productions

Caravan Auto

Yelena Rogers Photography

Mrs. Irma Pickering

Akeeba Pickering

Dave and Peggy Spoth

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

Gate Keepers and T-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 and Ceremony — Shani Carbon

Teams –Tim Hanley and 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

Mary Bartolucci, St. John

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