Executives of the Cancer Society of Grand Bahama, recently, showed appreciation to Western Air for its continued support of the organization.
On Wednesday, October 31 President of the Cancer Society, Lorine Miller and members presented airline representatives with a plaque of appreciation.
“Western Air has been coming to the aid of cancer patients in the community by reaching out to the Cancer Society and giving us discounted tickets, and sometimes free tickets to get patients to Nassau to receive their chemo therapy or appointment check-ups for cancer,” Miller revealed.
She noted that the organization saw it fitting to come and arrange a courtesy call on Western Air and present them with a plaque for all the company has done to assist the Cancer Society.
Noting that it is important for the company to know how much it is appreciated, Miller said the Cancer Society is hopeful for a continued partnership with Western Air.
Vice President of Operations and General Counsel, Rexy Rolle, accepted on behalf of the airline. “We have persons that travel two to three times a day, different persons to get to Nassau for appointments and check-ups, whatever it is they need to do in regards to cancer and they cannot afford a ticket we step in. Western Air reaches out by giving free tickets sometimes or discounted tickets … and if other airlines can come on board it will help lift the burden off the Cancer Society.
“If you listen to one individual who has experienced cancer, you’ll know that it’s a fight of your life and If you have the opportunity to be some sort of help … it’s not about recognition, it’s about actually being of genuine assistance.”
Adding that while it is great to offer support through encouraging words, Rolle said, it is greater to support where it matters. “It is expensive to travel and it’s not always convenient, but if the company can make the expenses easier that will be our contribution.”
Although cancer month has ended, for persons who want to join or sponsor the Society, they can contact the centre at 351-5483 or come down to Logwood Road (rear of the MSC Building) location. Office hours are Tuesdays to Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.