Miss Bahamas Organization supports Grand Bahama Cancer Society.
The Miss Bahamas Organization made good on its pledge to support the Grand Bahama Cancer Society. A check in the amount of $5,000 was presented to representatives of the society by 2017 Miss World Bahamas 1st runner, Miss World Grand Bahama Serena Green. The money was raised during the launch of the 2017 Miss World Bahamas pageant by then queen Ashley Hamilton and the pageant's contestants.
Contestants were challenged to raise money to help defray the costs of the society’s rebuilding effort in Grand Bahama following the destruction of its headquarters by the passage of Hurricane Matthew. Without financial support, the society runs the risk of closure on the island after more than 40 years in operation.
The funds were raised during the Miss World Bahamas launch through a raffle which featured gifts donated by the contestants as well as donations from the Miss Bahamas Organization (MBO) sponsors. In addition to the $1,400 raised by the contestants through raffle ticket sales, The Island Game Foundation made a donation on behalf of Miss World Bahamas 2016 Ashley Hamilton to round off the total figure to $5,000.