200 kids treated to early Christmas

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Sunday, December 22, 2013


CHRISTMAS came early for super typhoon Yolanda survivors in Daanbantayan town, Cebu as Jonnette Alquizola’s Children of the Coast Foundation launched its first outreach event on Dec. 15.

Dubbed as “A Christmas Party and Medical Mission for 200 children of Typhoon Yolanda,” the event brought smiles to the faces and hearts of the children who survived the typhoon.

They enjoyed an entire day of food, dessert, balloons, face-painting, zumba session with a clown, sports and games, raffle prizes and giveaway buckets.

Through the help of All-Terrain Medical Relief Organization, Perpetual Succour Hospital, the Filipino Danish Community and Ohana Medical Missions, which is the missionary arm of the Philippine Medical Association of Hawaii, a medical mission was also held for the 200 kids, their families and senior citizens.

Maynilad and Wine to Water Organization also brought along water filters for the town, and showed the community how various water sources can be converted into potable water.

Children of the Coast Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by 23-year-old cancer warrior Jonnette Alquizola, following her diagnosis with Ewing’s sarcoma in 2012.

The foundation focuses on providing fun and kid-friendly health education drive to kids of underprivileged communities through outreach events.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on December 23, 2013.

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