VIDE HOME
VIDE faculty/staff Login

BCB Makes Donation to East End Medical Center for Breast Cancer Support

The Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School donated $1,000 to the St. Thomas East End Medical Corporation on Friday, October 25 that was collected through a breast cancer fundraising activity held at the school.

The BCB school family wore pink in support of breast cancer awareness and assembled outside the auditorium to mark the occasion. School Counselor Patricia Adams, who spearheaded the fundraising activity, briefly spoke to students about breast cancer awareness.  

10773506464_IMG_4362.jpeg

“Today, BCB has taken a stand against breast cancer,” she said. “We are going to be helping people here in St. Thomas who need help with their treatments. We are giving a monetary donation to support the cause.”

 Adams invited Special Education Teacher Margarita Charles-Smith, a breast cancer survivor, to share her story. Charles-Smith gave an emotional account of her initial diagnosis and the impact it had on her and her family. She encouraged women and girls to do monthly self-exams and mammograms as directed by their doctors. 

Special Education teacher Margarita Charles-Smith tells her breast cancer story.jpeg

 “You are still young, but you are never too young,” Charles-Smith said. “Breast cancer has no age limit. Take this very, very serious. With early detection and treatment, you can survive.”

Following her account, BCB Assistant Principals Dr. Merlene Jones and Michelle Wilkinson presented Charles-Smith with a card signed by her colleagues showing their support.

Assistant Principal Dr. Merlene Jones reads card aloud to breast cancer survivor Margarita Charles-Smith.jpeg

10774984528_IMG_4378.jpeg

10773558880_IMG_4381.jpeg

10773554896_IMG_4376.jpeg

Later in the program, Moleto Smith, director of the St. Thomas East End Medical Corporation, announced that this year his organization would host the annual Relay for Life event in place of the America Cancer Society, which has discontinued operations in the Territory. Relay for Life, he said, is scheduled for January, and is a fundraiser to help residents of the Virgin Islands offset breast cancer treatment costs.

“I am proud that you students are donating to a worthy cause,” Smith said. “This donation will go a long way in helping cancer victims.”

[LtoR] Margarita Charles-Smith, Patricia Adams, Michelle Wilkinson, Moleto Smith and Dr. Merlene Jones with check presented.jpeg

10773656032_IMG_4383.jpeg

10773569792_IMG_4385.jpeg

BCB’s breast cancer awareness fundraiser was also marked by students decorating classroom bulletin boards and doors. 

 

10773536304_IMG_4416.jpeg

 

 

10774945616_IMG_4397.jpeg

10774982896_IMG_4409.jpeg

10774982464_IMG_4410.jpeg

10773659200_IMG_4398.jpeg

10773597232_IMG_4394.jpeg

10773604624_IMG_4413.jpeg

10773588720_IMG_4402.jpeg

10773573296_IMG_4396.jpeg

10773566336_IMG_4393.jpeg

10773558400_IMG_4399.jpeg

 

 

10773557536_IMG_4414.jpeg

10773558016_IMG_4395.jpeg

10773558400_IMG_4399.jpeg

10773558880_IMG_4381.jpeg

10773559264_IMG_4386.jpeg

10773559408_IMG_4365.jpeg

10773562016_IMG_4401.jpeg

10773562016_IMG_4431.jpeg

10773564512_IMG_4354.jpeg

10773566336_IMG_4393.jpeg

10773569312_IMG_4380.jpeg

10773569792_IMG_4385.jpeg

10773570176_IMG_4379.jpeg

10773570752_IMG_4404.jpeg

10773573296_IMG_4396.jpeg

10773573776_IMG_4425.jpeg

10773580944_IMG_4436.jpeg

10773582240_IMG_4421.jpeg

10773583344_IMG_4429.jpeg

10773583344_IMG_4434.jpeg

10773588528_IMG_4420.jpeg

10773588720_IMG_4402.jpeg

10773590448_IMG_4428.jpeg

10773591696_IMG_4417.jpeg

10773593712_IMG_4419.jpeg

10773596896_IMG_4424.jpeg

10773597232_IMG_4394.jpeg

10773604576_IMG_4422.jpeg

10773604624_IMG_4413.jpeg

10773604768_IMG_4375.jpeg

10773605536_IMG_4408.jpeg

10773607120_IMG_4370.jpeg

10773608032_IMG_4418.jpeg

10773621344_IMG_4430.jpeg

10773625808_IMG_4412.jpeg

10773653152_IMG_4406.jpeg

10773655120_IMG_4432.jpeg

10773655552_IMG_4377.jpeg

10773656032_IMG_4383.jpeg

10773659200_IMG_4398.jpeg

10773740592_IMG_4352.jpeg

10773778896_IMG_4438.jpeg

10773874848_IMG_4423.jpeg

10773887904_IMG_4372.jpeg

10774937888_IMG_4387.jpeg

10774938608_IMG_4400.jpeg

10774939232_IMG_4363.jpeg

10774940864_IMG_4415.jpeg

10774945616_IMG_4397.jpeg

10774946720_IMG_4358.jpeg

10774982464_IMG_4410.jpeg

10774982896_IMG_4409.jpeg

10774984288_IMG_4355.jpeg

10774984528_IMG_4378.jpeg

10774985008_IMG_4368.jpeg

10775029072_IMG_4403.jpeg

10775088944_IMG_4426.jpeg

Assistant Principal Dr. Merlene Jones [L] presents Margarita Charles-Smith [C] with card alongside Assistant Principal Michelle Wilkinson [R].jpeg

Assistant Principal Dr. Merlene Jones reads card aloud to breast cancer survivor Margarita Charles-Smith.jpeg

BCB students wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.jpeg

Special Education teacher Margarita Charles-Smith tells her breast cancer story.jpeg

Print Email

 

St. Thomas

1834 Kongens Gade
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: 340-774-0100
Fax: 340-779-7153

Curriculum Center:

340-775-2250

Mon – Fri: 8AM – 5PM

St. Croix

2133 Hospital Street
Christiansted, St. Croix, 00820
Phone: 340-773-1095
Fax: 340-778-8895

Curriculum Center:

340-778-1600