Atlantic Caribbean Union

BA Donates to Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group In Teacher’s Memory

By: John Garcia/ACUM

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On Wednesday, October 31, 2012, as the rest of the world celebrated Halloween, the Bahamas Academy family remembered a strong, beautiful, darling teacher who fell asleep in Jesus after fighting breast cancer.
The day was dubbed “Hope Day” and the family of the beloved teacher, Mrs. Pamela Sullivan, spent the morning with the school family as they celebrated her life. Poems, songs, and Bible verses were presented as smiles were shared and tears shed in memory of Pam.

Dr. Stephanie Hutcheson, psychologist and BA alumnus, addressed the crowd, giving an account of her experiences as a 16-year breast cancer survivor. Her message to everyone was “know your body and get tested; this is your first line of defense against breast cancer.”

Before the program ended, the family of Mrs. Pamela Sullivan participated in the letting go of balloons while Amber Miller from Grade 5 sang the song “Note to God.”

Representatives from the Sister Sister Foundation attended the occasion and were presented with a check in the amount of $1500 from the Sullivan, Morris, and Bahamas Academy families. Education Director of the South Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Mrs. Joan Scavella presented the check to Andrea Sweeting, president of the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group, who expressed that the gift would go a long way in helping at least three women receive treatment for breast cancer.