By Island Free Press

The Fessenden Center raised $2,100 for the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation at its recent 3rd Annual Fit-a-Thon which is an event that combines exercise classes, healthy foods, and raffles with a very worthy local cause.

The Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation (HICF) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization which provides support for cancer patients and their families who live on Hatteras Island. HICF raises funds to help patients pay for medical costs not reimbursed by insurance and to pay for travel expenses for themselves and caregivers to medical centers for cancer treatment. To date, the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation has assisted over 184 islanders with cancer and their families.

The Fessenden Center Fit-a-Thon has now raised more than $5,000 for the HICF over the course of three years.

Sponsors for this year’s popular event included Conner’s Supermarket, Village Red & White, Frisco Rod & Gun, Hatteras Sol, Natural Art Surf Shop, Dare to Yoga, Hatteras Bowls, Creative Balance, Buxton Village Books, Dancing Turtle Coffee Shop, Third Stone Graphics, Dinky’s, Water High, Vic Lowe, Elizabeth Mayle, Pamlico Deli, Buxton Munch, and OBX Pound Posse.

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