Friday, November 17, 2017

BTVI’s New Cafeteria donates to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Left to right: BTVI Cafeteria Co-operator, Mary Laurenceau; The Cancer Society of The Bahamas Transportation Attendant, Jacqueline Cash and BTVI’s AVP of Fund Development, Alicia Thompson.
Photo: Shantique Longley

Despite having opened at the end of October, BTVI’s new cafeteria operators have already begun making a difference. Aside from wowing the BTVI community with their diverse and tasty menu items, the new cafeteria team has stepped into the community with a donation to the Cancer Society of The Bahamas.

Immediately after opening on October 23, cafeteria operators Mary Laurenceau and daughter, Christine Laurenceau, began selling pink lemonade in support of Breast Cancer Awareness with 100% of the proceeds going towards the cause.

The mother-daughter duo is familiar with the effects cancer can have, having lost relatives to the unkind disease. In 2007, the duo and family began the Gerard Paul Alexander Brown (GDAB) Foundation – named after a late uncle – to provide housing for Family Islanders coming to Nassau to seek treatment.
“Because we know what cancer does to someone, we feel urged to do what we can so that one day a cure is found,” said Christine.

Having hosted its Annual Pink Awareness Bake Sale, BTVI is pleased to know that its new cafeteria operators are supportive of the fight against breast cancer.