Cancer Support VI Joins Global Day of Giving

Cancer Support VI — comforting hands

Join Cancer Support VI in a movement to support cancer patients in the Virgin Islands for this #GivingTuesdayNow. This global day of giving and unity is set to take place on Tuesday, May 5, as an emergency response to the unprecedented needs caused by COVID19.

The #GivingTuesdayNow is an opportunity for people around the world and in the territory to stand together in unity — to use individual power of generosity to feel connected and to heal.

Cancer hasn’t stopped for COVID-19 and neither has Cancer Support VI. Those in the V.I. communities living with cancer are among those most vulnerable and impacted by this pandemic.

Many life-saving treatments have been paused and financial situations worsened. Now more than ever, all people must help those impacted by cancer in the community.

For those battling cancer in the Virgin Islands, challenges are now three-fold:

  • Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Center has remained closed since the hurricanes of 2017 –
  • The medical community works tirelessly to serve our cancer patients and offer some cancer treatment options; for others the only option is seeking treatment off-island.
  • Seeking treatment off-island today would possibly require a 14-day quarantine and/or cancer treatment options are delayed –
#GivingTuesdayNow

To a cancer patient, all of these obstacles could mean life or death. Cancer Support VI is working tirelessly with the medical community and government resources to best support those impacted by cancer.

The organization believes no one should fight cancer alone and, it is on a mission to give cancer patients: More love through advocacy, More hope through information, and More support through grants.

You can join us in giving the territory’s cancer patients love on this #GivingTuesdayNow! One-hundred percent of a donation will go directly to support cancer patients with travel, hotel, medical expenses, rent, etc. Donations may be made online at www.give.classy.org/giving-love or by mailing a check made payable to: The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) and mail to CFVI

P.O. Box 380

St. Thomas USVI 00804

CSVI is a sponsored fund of The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands.