39 out of 100 people
will develop cancer in their lifetime.
Over 30% of US Virgin Islanders are uninsured, adding undue financial pressure to an already stressful cancer diagnosis. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the USVI, and the economic and emotional burdens of cancer are significant to both the affected individual and the community at large. Most patients must travel to the US mainland for complicated surgeries and treatments. CSVI is here to provide support, information and assistance to USVI residents impacted by cancer.
Our 2018 Pinktober campaigns raised over $140,000 for USVI cancer patients.
Thanks to the overwhelming support of local businesses and community members:
Over 54 Main Street businesses participated in Paint the Town Pink and raised $12,000.
Our local schools, businesses, including the Department of Tourism sold over 5,000 “Big Love Buttons” and raised over $20,000.
We collected $10,000 in our 20 pink rain boots.
Several local businesses initiated “independent campaigns” and raised over $40,000.