November 30, 2016
Capital City Four Wheelers contribute to Cancer Foundation
For years you’ve seen their signs, “Capital City Four Wheelers Sponsor,” up and down Hatteras Island adorning the doors of many businesses. This year, this family-oriented four-wheel-drive club in the Richmond, Va., metro area held its 31st Annual Surf Fishing Tournament on Oct. 15 and 16. Both the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation and the Hatteras Island Disaster Relief, via the Hatteras Ladies Fire Auxiliary, were beneficiaries of the funds raised during their tournament.
This year’s donation of $1,785 to HICF was made in memory of Susie Coates, one of their recently deceased members who succumbed to cancer earlier this year. Susie was impressed with our efforts to help those battling cancer on the island and had requested that donations be made to HICF upon her passing. Back in August, checks came in memory of Susie from her family, friends and CCFW.
CCFW has been donating to HICF for many years now. It is clear when you look at the Facebook page, the members all love Hatteras Island and the people who live here. It was Oct. 9 that Hatteras Island was hit by Hurricane Matthew, just six days before the tournament start. Their primary concern was about the people on Hatteras Island, which is clear from their Facebook post, “The residents, businesses, and property owners of the OBX are concerned about getting their lives and livelihood back in order. Priority ONE! Our tournament, while important to many of us who have been awaiting it, is secondary to that. CCFW will try to balance their needs with the reality of bringing hundreds of people down to an Island under great duress.”
Thankfully, for everyone involved, the tournament happened. CCFW had more than 500 fishermen and women compete in their tournament. The club is already planning for its tournament next year, which will be on Oct. 21 and 22.
The Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation and ultimately those on the Island battling cancer sincerely appreciate CCFW’s continued support.
July 26, 2016
HICF Receives Grant from Outer Banks Hospital
July 25, 2016 - The Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Outer Banks Hospital Development Council’s Community Benefit Grant fund. This grant will allow HICF to continue to provide financial assistance for non-insurance covered medical and pharmaceutical bills and travel expenses for cancer patients living on Hatteras Island.
HICF, an all-volunteer non-profit organization, was founded in 2000 and has assisted over 150 islanders battling cancer with grants in excess of $700,000. For more information on HICF or to make a donation, visit www.hicf.org.
(Photo caption: HICF board member, Laura Ertle with Amy Montgomery, senior administrator of operations, Outer Banks Hospital and Tim Cafferty, owner and president, Outer Banks Blue Realty Services)
February 16, 2016 (Reprinted from the Island Free Press)
Cancer Foundation gives nearly $700,000 to cancer patients
Over the past 15 years, the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation (HICF) has given almost $700,000 to Hatteras Island residents who are battling cancer. The all-volunteer non-profit organization provides support for cancer patients and their families who live on Hatteras Island.
Founded in December 2000, the group’s primary goal is to raise funds to offer financial support for patients to help them pay for medical costs not reimbursed by insurance and to pay for travel expenses for themselves and their care givers to medical centers for cancer treatment. As of Dec. 31, 2015, the HICF has assisted 147 island cancer patients and their families with grants in excess of $688,000.
In addition to financial assistance, HICF also provides community outreach through monthly support group meetings with educational and informational guest speakers. These meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at the Our Lady of the Seas Recreational Hall in Buxton.
HICF’s funding comes from donations, fundraising, and grants. Throughout the year, the organization holds several fundraisers including the Big Rock Cookout in June, the Chowder Cook-off in September, the Fun Run in October and the Spring Dance in April. This year’s dance, themed "'80s Explosion”, will be on April 16 at the Hatteras Marlin Club.
For more information, or to make a donation, visit www.hicf.org.
August 10, 2015
CHEC donation to cancer foundation helps local families
In June, the Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative presented the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation with a donation of $1,000, which was matched with an additional $1,000 from CoBank, a national cooperative bank that serves rural areas.
This donation was made possible through CoBank’s “Sharing Success” charitable contribution program, which celebrates the vital role that cooperatives play in individual communities across the country. HICF is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that provides support for cancer patients and their families who live on Hatteras Island.
The grant will help fund the support of cancer patients and help to pay for medical expenses not reimbursed by insurance. It will help pay for travel expenses for patients and their caregivers to medical centers for cancer treatments. In addition to financial assistance, HICF also provides community outreach through monthly support group meetings with educational and informational guest speakers.
"Concern for community is a longstanding cooperative principle," CHEC said in a statement. "CHEC is happy to join CoBank in support of such a worthy cause, as the cooperative works to provide value to members and support to the communities on Hatteras Island.
Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation
Post Office Box 442
Hatteras, NC 27943
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