HICF is pleased to let everyone know that the Outer Banks Hospital will be offering two new support groups for cancer patients and their caregivers every month starting in March. The 2nd Wednesday of the month is the Coping with Cancer Support Group and the 4th Wednesday of the month is the Caregiver’s Support Group. Both groups meet from 11 – 12 and are free of charge. We encourage everyone who needs some extra support and encouragement to take advantage of these meetings.

Trisha Midgett and her team, (John Mills, Ashley King, Courtney Snearer and Michael Milteer), from the Rodanthe office of Midgett Realty and Drew Wright and his team, (Alex Wright, Betty Brickhouse and Deborah Beddingfield), from Citizens Bank in Southern Shores presented the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation (HICF) with a check for $7,200 that they collectively raised in 2019.

At the end of 2017, HICF received an email from Drew Wright of Citizens Bank who wanted to give back to the community. He had shared his idea with Trisha and she recommended that donations be made to HICF. As an added bonus, Citizens Bank matches charitable donations their employees make up to $1,000 per year through their Citizens Helping Citizens initiative. By the beginning of 2018, HICF had been approved by Citizens Bank to receive matching gifts and Drew wrote “We will be making contributions on the behalf of Trisha Midgett. I work with Trisha and her clients often and have made it my goal for 2018 to make $100 contributions – $50 from myself or team and $50 matching from Citizens – to the charity of her choice for every closing we do with her going forward.” HICF was thrilled to receive $1,800 in 2018 from this partnership.

Trisha and Drew raised the bar for HICF in 2019 with more giving. For every closing they did together, Trisha and her team donated $100, Drew and his team donated $100, and Citizens Bank matched Drew’s contribution, resulting in a $300 donation to HICF per closing. Their generosity and goals of giving were also shared with the mortgagees and often we received an additional $100 from them.

Trisha and Drew’s efforts have made a significant positive impact for the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation and all those that come to us seeking assistance while battling cancer.

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.