Sunday, 16 December 2018

ALIV Events Manager Models with Mom for Breast Cancer Awareness

Nassau, The Bahamas -  In an effort to continue expanding its corporate responsibilities, ALIV decided to sponsor several events with a breast cancer awareness focus. One of those events took place on Sunday, October 15th at the launch of Remilda Rose Designs Spring/Summer 2018 Collection.

ALIV Events, Sponsorship and Community Manager, Bianca Bethel-Sawyer participated in the event, held at Superclubs Breezes Resort, by modeling one of the designs that featured all the colours representing cancer. It was an overwhelming but fruitful experience for Ms. Sawyer as her mother, Christine Russell is a nine-year cancer survivor.

“I thought it was a cool idea to participate along with lay the groundwork for the sponsorship,” Mrs. Bethel Sawyer said. “The day before I was so emotional because it brought so many bad memories of when my mom was battling. I built up the courage though because my mom is a strong woman and wouldn’t want me to back out. I also have a daughter and wanted her to see both her mother and grandmother together on the stage for a worthy cause.”

Ms. Russell was one of six persons honored at the event put on by Gillian Curry-Williams, owner of Remilda Rose Designs.

“My mission is to mentor and encourage others currently dealing with cancer always reminding them that cancer is not a death sentence but a battle that must always be looked at in a positive light,” Ms. Russell said.


The other honorees at the fashion show on Sunday included Brenda Gibson, Tamika Romer, Keffieann Duncombe, Ryan McCartney and Tim Ingraham. The event was under the patronage of Dr. Ebbie Jackson, who is also a breast cancer survivor. This is the first time the event has had a corporate sponsor.

“ALIV remains resolute in its promise to the people of The Bahamas. It is a central part of our responsibility to get involved and do whatever we can to assist groups like The Cancer Society of The Bahamas.  ALIV’s sponsorship marks a successful collaborative effort with Remilda Rose Designs to promote cancer awareness and assist individuals in The Bahamas living with the debilitating disease.” ALIV Chairman, Franklyn Butler said.
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