PCSO to hold sweepstakes draw for Kids of Hope in Davao City (Philippines News Agency)

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office in partnership with the Davao Children’s Cancer Fund Inc. (DCCFI) will be having a special sweepstakes draw for the benefit of the Kids of Hope on August 29.

The Kids of Hope are the children who stay at the House of Hope and the Children’s Cancer and Blood Diseases Unit at Southern Philippines Medical Center, said Kimberly Viovicente of Kids of Hope.

Kalahating milyon mapapasa ‘yo! Batang may kanser matutulungan mo (Half million will be yours! You can help kids with cancer), said Santiago.

The first prize is P500,000, while the second and third prize are P40,000 and P28,181.82, respectively.

Each share of a ticket only cost P5 each while one number has five shares. Each booklet is only P250 each.

The 55 percent of the proceeds go to the prizes, 30 percent for the medical assistance, health programs and charities of national character while 15 percent for the operating expenses, said Santiago.

The Kids of Hope are the beneficiaries of all initiatives by Davao Children’s Cancer Fund Inc. (DCCFI). Kids of Hope represent a coming together of people- families, advocates, communities, government and child cancer networks working to provide the best possible chances of providing holistic, multidisciplinary care for children with cancer particularly from marginalized families.

The proceeds also go to the diagnostics and continuing treatment of children with cancer at Southern Philippines Medical Center, Santiago said.

For tickets reservation or order, you may contact +63.82.305-939 or 09236593378.

DCCFI is a SEC registered non-stock, non-profit charity organization established in May 2004 to respond to the needs of children with cancer in Davao City and Mindanao Island, Philippines.

Dr. Mae Dolendo, a pediatric oncologist, is the founding president with Charter Members Pelagio Iriarte MD, Michael Manalaysay MD, Renie Maguinsay MD, Grace Pecson MD, Jeannie Ong MD, Lily Yu MD, Jennifer Banluta MD, Odette Valderrama MD, Ana Basilio RN and Fr. Domingo Barawid.

DCCFI’s mission and vision is to bring hope, promote better survival rates and achieve excellent, holistic care for children with cancer through advocacy, research and environmental protection.

Its objectives are for the Childhood Cancer Advocacy; Promote public awareness and education through tri-media approach; Establish linkages with government and nongovernment organizations; Holistic Cancer Care for Children, Better access to treatment through adequate preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic facilities; Environmental protection; Training and Research Promote training for medical and paramedical staff; Create a pediatric cancer registry; and to establish adequate facilities for childhood cancer research. (PNA)

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