THE Rotary Club of Bacolod Marapara once again joined forces with Women of Wonders (WOW) for a surgical and dental mission Sunday, December 2, at the Sacred Heart Shrine in Barangay Calumangan, Bago City.
Volunteer doctors led by club president Dr. James Bilboa plus dentists from the Philippines Dental Association and medical students from La Salle Tambal Group were on hand to treat some 150 barangay members and their children, who availed the medical check-up, dental work and minor surgery. Medicines were also distributed free-of-charge.
The mission, organized by the Rotary Club of Bacolod Marapara and WOW, was held in memory of past club president, the late Mariano Lim, through a family foundation chaired by Lina Lim.
Lim had been a major donor to the club’s medical programs.
Bilboa said: “We’ve been staging medical missions for 23 years and we are pleased to have the opportunity once again to be of service to the people of Barangay Calumangan.”
“Healthcare is of crucial importance in the community, and medical missions perform a valuable service especially for the less fortunate in our society who cannot always afford to see a doctor,” he added.
Apart from medical missions, the club undertakes many other community activities each year. Its main fund-raising event is the annual “Rotary-Golf for a Cause” tournament held at the Negros Occidental Golf and Country Club. (PR)