St. Kitts and Nevis Nationals Association of Washington, Dc Inaugural Walk for all forms of Cancer a Success!

24th May, 2013 — The National Mall in Washington, DC felt the footsteps of over 40 nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis walking and jogging with the St. Kitts and Nevis Nationals Association of Washington, DC (SKNNA-DC) on May 18, 2013 for its inaugural Cancer Walk!

Nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis proudly walked the 5 mile trek in awareness T-Shirts for Pink Lily Cancer Care and G’Neika Liburd. This inaugural walk was a fundraiser for SKNNA-DC, with majority of the proceeds directed to Pink Lily Cancer Care in St. Kitts and Nevis to assist with their instrumental strides in the global fight against cancer, through awareness, counseling, emotional support, and treatment centers in St. Kitts and Nevis. Funds raised will also aid G’Neika Liburd, a 7 year old national of St. Kitts and Nevis, in her brave fight against brain cancer.

The SKNNA-DC, in its goal to contribute to the social development of St. Kitts and Nevis, has slated the Walk to become an annual event. Ms. Valda Morris, President of SKNNA-DC, in her closing remarks, extended gratitude to the walkers and volunteers for their tremendous support. She highlighted that many of our lives have been touched by cancer at some point and the overwhelming turn out response and support are gratifying. The President also expressed appreciation to the Cancer Walk Committee Co-Chairs, Ms. Kemoy Liburd-Chow and Mr. Neville Mitcham, for organizing and implementing a successful Walk.

The generosity of IRepSKN was also acknowledged for its donation of the T-Shirts that the walkers displayed in their strides on the historic National Mall. The sponsors that nourished walkers after the Cancer Walk were also commended: Tropical Fusion Caterers, Crown Bakery and Panera Bread Chinatown. President Valda also recognized the welcomed sponsorships by Minnie Faces, Dome Groomers, Paragon Technology, Sandy Point Benevolent Society (SPBS) and the Church of Scientology. Words of gratitude were also expressed to Dr. Gilbert Daniel who was generous in giving of his time and expertise as the medical support for participants. Appreciation was also extended to all those who participated in the Cancer Walk and others who made monetary donations.

The Embassy of St. Kitts and Nevis participated in this event, further exemplifying the close, collaborative relationship it enjoys with SKNNA-DC. The Embassy was represented by Ms. Kemoy Liburd- Chow, Mrs. Verlyn Maynard and Mrs. Verona Greene.

To all supporters who significantly contributed to the success of the SKNNA-DC Cancer Walk 2013 – Thank You!

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