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Through several funding raising initiatives, Dorothy Satchwell the founder of the MistyBlue Cancer Care Foundation is eager to create change in Westmoreland. In March 2011, Satchwell was diagnosed and treated for one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer but came out a survivor. She then launched the foundation in 2015, where a total of eight major health fairs were hosted annually in Westmoreland. Satchwell and her team are now hosting a benefit concert in December dubbed ‘Cancer Awareness through Music’.

The concert will be held in an effort to build a Respite Day Centre in Bluefields, in the parish. The centre will feature expansive gardens and green space, providing attendees and their families with a powerful relief that promotes healing in conjunction with world-class respite support. The outdoor spaces will be integral to the facility’s sustainability strategies, promoting health beyond the attendees to the surrounding communities. “The vision is to create a healing environment that provides connections with nature for all attendees and their families offering positive diversions from the stresses of being in a hospital” said Dorothy Satchwell.

The benefit concert slated for December 26, 2017 at Wavz Beach in Negril will feature performances from heavyweights, Freddie McGregor, Protoje, Judy Mowatt, Dean Fraser and Yasus Afari, to name a few. The evening will start out with free screenings for breast cancer and prostate cancer along with free tests for diabetes, cholesterol, HIV, syphilis and heart disease. Additionally, in keeping with a more holistic approach to healthy living, the foundation will provide psychological, pastoral and nutritional counseling to create a wholesome support package.

Patrons of the concert will experience an evening filled with soothing performances and elegance hosted by Heather Cummings and Ron Muschett. Satchwell added “When you attend this event you will walk away feeling entertained and blessed. This is not just an event; it’s about giving back during the season of giving”. The official website for MistyBlue Cancer Care Foundation Limited is www.mistybluecancercare.org

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