||Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017 - 1:45:37 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – Continuing its efforts to support family island communities in combating breast cancer, the Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas (RCOB) presented a cheque of $5,000 to the One Eleuthera Foundation in support of their cancer screening initiative in Eleuthera.
Assistant Governor Tim Ingraham and Assistant Governor Mario Smith made the presentation to Shaun Ingraham, CEO of the One Eleuthera Foundation. Mr. Ingraham thanked Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas for their support and donation which will assist with the organisation’s cancer screening and imaging program. Ingraham said the purpose of the Eleuthera Imaging Program is to provide mammogram and ultrasound services on the island. It will provide a level of convenience to those women in particular who are unable to afford to travel to Nassau for breast cancer screening and examinations.
Tim Ingraham acknowledged that the funds donated were part of an ongoing partnership between the Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas and the One Eleuthera Foundation and that Rotarians are always willing to assist wherever there is a need in the community. Mario Smith stated that he hoped the donation would encourage others to donate to this worthy cause as cancer has been one of the leading causes of death in The Bahamas and has touched almost every family especially on the island of Eleuthera.
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information visit www.rotarybahamas.com.
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