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Three Grand Bahama cancer charities benefit from Cost Right and Solomon's ‘Change For Change’ in-store initiative
By Shonalee Johnson
Mar 23, 2017 - 11:12:11 AM

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Photo: Mrs. Linda Malcolm (third from left) pictured presenting donations from Change For Change initiative to representatives from local cancer support organizations in Grand Bahama.

Freeport, Bahamas - Solomon's and Cost Right recently teamed up with breast cancer survivor and advocate Mrs. Linda Malcolm, launching Change For Change in Grand Bahama to provide financial support to three charities on the island.

The in-store initiative encouraged patrons of Solomon’s and CostRight, Freeport to donate spare change to assist Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group, the Cancer Association of Grand Bahama and the Cancer Society of The Bahamas.  Store managers strategically placed donation boxes in the retail outlets with the hope that customers would contribute to help their fellow Grand Bahamians.

"Cancer continues to affect persons in our community on a daily basis and we know that being diagnosed with the illness and seeking medical attention can be an emotionally draining and financially difficult time for families,” said Renea Bastian, Vice President of Marketing & Communications at AML Foods Ltd, parent company of Solomon's and Cost Right.   

“When approached by Mrs. Malcolm to partner on this initiative, we immediately agreed to make our stores in Grand Bahama available to assist in the Change For Change donation campaign. We are grateful to our customers for their generosity. They helped to make this drive a true success.”

Mrs. Malcolm thanked Solomon's and Cost Right for the opportunity to reach a wide cross section of donors for the project. “On behalf of the organizations who have benefited from the recent Change For Change drive, we convey our gratitude to AML Foods Ltd. for stepping up in a huge way to make this initiative a success,” Mrs. Malcolm said. “We especially thank the customers at Solomon’s and Cost Right in Grand Bahama who were extremely receptive to our idea and eager to assist with this project.”

The company plans to continue working with Mrs. Malcolm on future fundraising goals to help make life easier for persons fighting cancer in the Grand Bahama community.

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