The list of honorees for this year’s HASB (HIV/AIDS Survivors Benefit) Benefit Concert, which is set for Sunday, September 30 is complete and the organization’s president, Kevin Thompson was excited as he made the announcement yesterday – Wednesday, August 29.
Joining Dr. Alfred Brathwaite and his wife Nurse Vivian Brathwaite are former Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilchcombe; Sarah St. George, Vice Chairman of the Grand Bahama Port Authority; Fred Sturrup, Freeport News’ General Manager/Managing Editor and President of the GB Sports Promotion Association (GBSPA); Sharon Williams, Rand Memorial Hospital (RMH) Administrator and Evelyn Lightbourne.
“The Brathwaites are being honored for their outstanding work in health care as it relates to HIV/AIDS,” said Thompson-Delancy. “I am elated to honor this couple for all they have done and continue to do in the medical field.”
Wilchcombe, St. George and Sturrup are being singled out for their financial contributions to the organizations over its existence. “HASB will honor Mr. Obie Wilchcombe, Ms. Sarah St. George and Mr. Fred Sturrup have been amazing supports, financially, of HASB over the years. Their financial support has assisted us in providing information to the public through our workshops, with Positive Impact; our Rapid Testing initiative and much more. But more importantly, their contributions have helped greatly with our Feeding Program and hands-on care of those living with HIV/AIDS.
“So, we want them to know how much their support is appreciated,” Thompson-Delancy stated.
Williams and the Grand Bahama Healthcare Services (GBHS), he revealed, is being honored for partnering with HASB. “Williams and the GBHS have partnered with us to host workshops and Rapid Testing events throughout the Grand Bahama community. Their support in this area is vital.”
Finally, Lightbourne has been singled out for the care and support she has given to the organization and those living with the disease. “Ms. Lightbourne always lends her support in any and every effort when we ask.
“It is because of their selflessness that we sought to honor these persons who have given so much to HASB and our fight here in Grand Bahama. I also want to take this time to thank Mr. Clayton Curtis and the Grand Bahama Chorale, and Mr. Ricardo Knowles, who will be the special guest performers at this year’s concert.
“I encourage the Grand Bahama community, those who have not gotten their tickets already to do so at Kross Town Food Store and Beauty Ego. This will be an event you won’t want to miss,” said Thompson-Delancy.