Basseterre, St, Kitts, April 18, 2018 – Cancer Care and Prevention advocate Agnes Farrell , lost her battle with cancer Wednesday morning at the J N France General Hospital.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998 Farrell became a voice for all who were afflicted . After completing her radiation therapy in July, 1999 in Trinidad around 2002 she became the Founder of The Reach for Recovery Group that provided emotional and financial support for cancer patients and survivors. The group is now in existence for 16 years and has grown from strength to strength under her leadership.
Upon her return to the Federation and realising that there was no organized support group or cancer society in the Federation, Ms. Farrell with three other persons (two of whom are also breast cancer survivors) started the support group.
This signalled the birth of the “Reach for Recovery” in February of 2002 of which she became Founder and President.
The breast cancer support group is determined to devote their time to helping others who became stricken with the disease.
In 2014, the reigning Miss Jaycees International, Kaeve Armstrong showed her support of breast cancer awareness and prevention by presenting the Reach for Recovery Breast Cancer Support Group with a cheque EC$1000.00 to provide mammograms for three women on St. Kitts.
Ms. Farrell accepted the cheque on National Heroes Day at the Palm Court Garden during the Third annual Shades of Pink celebration of survivors fundraiser organised by the Reach for Recovery group.
Ms. Farrell was also a tutor in Secretarial Studies at the then St. Kitts Technical College, now the Division of Technical Vocational Education and Management Studies at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC); a staunch member of the St. Johnston Methodist Church, a choir member and a member of the National Choir.