The “super seven” honorees selected by HIV/AIDS Survivors Benefit (HASB) to be recognized at its Third Annual Charity Concert, which was scheduled for Sunday, September 30 at the Church of the Ascension, but had to be cancelled will still be honored, said president of the organization Kevin Thompson-Delancy.
After announcing on Wednesday (September 12) afternoon that the much-anticipated concert had to be cancelled, Thompson-Delancy, while disappointed about the cancellation, moved quickly to secure another venue ensuring that HASB would still pay homage to its honorees – Sarah St. George, Fred Sturrup, Obie Wilchcombe, Dr. Alfred Barthwaite, Nurse Vivian Brathwaite, Sharon Williams and Evelyn Lightbourne.
On Thursday (September 13), Thompson-Delancy informed this daily that the “super seven” honors will now take place on Saturday, September 29 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Pelican Bay Resort.
“We did not want to disappoint our honorees by not having an event at all, after the concert had to be cancelled. So, organizers moved with haste, came up with a Plan B and as a result the HASB Honors will be held on Saturday, September 29 at the Pelican Bay Resort,” confirmed Thompson-Delancy.
“We appreciate the patience and support of the Grand Bahama community and our major sponsor, the Grand Bahama Port Authority and everyone who shared encouraging words. HASB will continue its programs – feeding, caring and educating.
“Again, a big thank you to the all for their support.”
The Brathwaites are being honored for their outstanding work in health care as it relates to HIV/AIDS; Wilchcombe, St. George and Sturrup are being singled out for their financial contributions to the organizatios over its existence.
Williams is being honored for partnering with HASB and Lightbourne has been singled out for the care and support she has given to the organization and those living with the disease.