Wayde Coleby, pastor of Healing Water’s Ministries International, and Elery James, Head of Music Department, present a cheque to Elena Patrick and Paul Mitchell of the National Cancer Society
Wayde Coleby and Elery James present a cheque to Kenya Porter-Green and Drexel Porter for the Turks & Caicos Cancer Foundation
Following what has been deemed “a successful all-charity concert” held on May 25, 2012, at the Healing Water’s Ministries sanctuary on Millennium Highway, all $8,570 in proceeds have been donated to the cancer associations of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The National Cancer Society and The Turks & Caicos Cancer Foundation each received a cheque for $4,285.
Receiving the cheque for the Turks & Caicos Cancer Foundations were the children of Anita Porter (now deceased) founder of the Cancer Foundation here in the Turks and Caicos.
Commenting on the donation, Mrs Porter-Green said: “We want to thank the Music Department of the Healing Water’s Ministries for their kind gesture of such a donation and for honoring my mother at the grand event last month. I am certain that this donation will go a far way to repair the damaged detection equipment on Grand Turk and promote cancer awareness in the Turks & Caicos Islands.”
Lillian Misick, the current president of the TCI Cancer Foundation, added: “The fight to eliminate cancer is an ongoing struggle. This entire nation needs to unite in its struggle against this disease. Those of you who have experienced cancer, we encourage you to share your stories honestly and bravely so that others may be encouraged. Please accept my profound gratitude, for your consideration and initiative in not just recognizing the prevalence of this disease in the TCI, but raising awareness and making a tangible contribution.”
On hand to accept the donation for The National Cancer Society was Paul Mitchell and Elena Patrick, who together expressed gratitude to the Healing Water’s Music Department in particular, and the Healing Water’s Church in general, for demonstrating the word of God in caring for those affected by this chronic disease. They gave the assurance that the much needed funds will go a far way in raising awareness in the TCI.
Senior Pastor Wayde Coleby expressed how proud he felt to be the shepherd of such an establishment and encouraged other churches to become as active as possible in the communities and support the ideas and plans of their internal departments, as such events are nothing less than true ministry.
Head of the church’s music department, Elery James, said he was grateful for the support of the senior pastor, the church at large, and the organizing committee that enabled the department to experience such a successful event which enabled them to donate more than $8,500 towards cancer awareness.
Saying that this initiative was the first step in making their mark in the Turks and Caicos Islands, James added: “I encourage persons who have outstanding pledges to kindly contact the National Cancer Society directly on 231-4374 as we would like to fulfill the $10,000 mark.”
He concluded his remarks with the unveiling of their upcoming fundraiser “Beyond the Blue” – An all blue concert under the theme “Exercising Faith and Giving Thanks”. This event intends to raise $10,000 for the Turks & Caicos Kidney Foundation and Turks & Caicos Diabetes Foundation, to be held in August 2012.
James added: “We are our brother’s keeper and together we can ensure an acceptable standard of living for those who need it most.”