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Local Cancer Group Raises $100,000 for Cancer Survivors

May 26, 2006 – Cancer Support VI–a volunteer support group that is linking cancer patients, care givers and survivors with educational information, support and hope–hosted a wine-tasting fundraiser on April 22. "We selected the theme De' Vine Celebration to create a unique high-class event to raise funds for those among us who are quietly and heroically battling cancer," said Charlene Kehoe, founder of CSVI. "I'm sure all in attendance would agree it was a fun filled night of fine wine, excellent food and great people committed to a worthy cause" Kehoe concluded. It raised $100,000 for cancer survivors.
The organization was founded in 2005 to foster support, education and information to people living with cancer and their families and friends. It provides lectures by healthcare professionals and support meetings for cancer survivors, caregivers and those impacted by cancer. "Cancer is never about one person", said Ms. Kehoe "especially in small communities where family is extended to include friends, it is vitally important to include the entire family in the patient's journey of hope".
The contributions from the De' Vine Celebration will be used to help uninsured and special needs cancer patients who appeal to CSVI for assistance. It has been very visible in the community and is committed to working with groups such as the STT-STJ American Cancer Society, The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands and The Roy Lester Schneider Medical Center, just to mention a few.
The group meets the first Wednesday of each month in the yoga room at the Jackson Wellness Center, located on the campus of Antilles School in the Mark C. Marin Center. The lectures are free of charge and open to all.

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May 26, 2006 - Cancer Support VI--a volunteer support group that is linking cancer patients, care givers and survivors with educational information, support and hope--hosted a wine-tasting fundraiser on April 22. "We selected the theme De' Vine Celebration to create a unique high-class event to raise funds for those among us who are quietly and heroically battling cancer," said Charlene Kehoe, founder of CSVI. "I'm sure all in attendance would agree it was a fun filled night of fine wine, excellent food and great people committed to a worthy cause" Kehoe concluded. It raised $100,000 for cancer survivors.
The organization was founded in 2005 to foster support, education and information to people living with cancer and their families and friends. It provides lectures by healthcare professionals and support meetings for cancer survivors, caregivers and those impacted by cancer. "Cancer is never about one person", said Ms. Kehoe "especially in small communities where family is extended to include friends, it is vitally important to include the entire family in the patient's journey of hope".
The contributions from the De' Vine Celebration will be used to help uninsured and special needs cancer patients who appeal to CSVI for assistance. It has been very visible in the community and is committed to working with groups such as the STT-STJ American Cancer Society, The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands and The Roy Lester Schneider Medical Center, just to mention a few.
The group meets the first Wednesday of each month in the yoga room at the Jackson Wellness Center, located on the campus of Antilles School in the Mark C. Marin Center. The lectures are free of charge and open to all.