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Upon the invitation of the San Pedro Cancer Society, Ambergris Caye, Belize, residents took time to participate in the island’s annual Cancer Awareness Walk  in commemoration of World Cancer Awareness Day, February 4, 2015.

Every year, the San Pedro Cancer Society holds the “Light the Night” event which has been very well attended. This year saw the participation of many island business groups who sent their staff to show support for the cause; this included members of the Belize Bank, St. Francis Xavier Credit Union, San Pedro Lions Club, ABC Pre School and Belize Water Services, to name a few. Also joining these business groups were cancer survivors and people whose lives have been affected by the deadly disease one way or another.

Cancer Walk Raises Awareness and Engages Island Community

Support group for Baby Izak, newborn sticken by cancer, attend the San Pedro Caner Walk

Cancer Walk Raises Awareness and Engages Island Community

Staff of St. Francis Xavier Credit Union attend San Pedro Cancer Walk

Cancer Walk Raises Awareness and Engages Island Community

Staff of ABC Pre School show support to San Pedro Cancer Society

The strong sense of support, outreach and love was felt during the walk as the participants marched through the streets of downtown San Pedro in solidarity with members of the Cancer Society and fellow cancer survivors.

At the end of the Walk, members of the San Pedro Cancer Society lead a minute of silence in memory of those no longer with the community and in honor of those still in battle with the disease. They expressed great gratitude to those who attended the walk and those who have supported the Society throughout the years.

For more information about the San Pedro Cancer Society or to pledge support you can contact the organization via email at: [email protected] or President Miguel Perez: 501-600-2129, email: [email protected]

Cancer Walk Raises Awareness and Engages Island Community

Cancer Walk Raises Awareness and Engages Island Community

The Belize Bank supports the San Pedro Cancer Society by delivering a donation every year during the Cancer Walk

Cancer Walk Raises Awareness and Engages Island Community

Cancer Walk Raises Awareness and Engages Island Community

Cancer Walk Raises Awareness and Engages Island Community

Jamila Janmohamed, a ten year survivor of cancer, assists the Walk with husband and niece

Cancer Walk Raises Awareness and Engages Island Community

Cancer Walk Raises Awareness and Engages Island Community

Support Group for Baby Izak, newborn suffering from cancer, attended the Cancer Walk. They will he holding a turkey dinner fundraiser on Valentine's Day at lunch time. You may contact any member of the San Pedro Cancer Society for more information on purchasing tickets or assisting fundraising efforts for Baby Izak.

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