LABit Dx, The Sandy Project, Ford join hands in rais­ing dengue aware­ness

Cebu Daily News - - COMMUNITY - /PR

LABit Dx, in part­ner­ship with The Sandy Project, joined Ford Club Philip­pines’ com­mu­nity ser­vice event in Ba­hay at Ya­man ni San Martin de Por­res in Bu­la­can to ed­u­cate and raise dengue aware­ness for the chil­dren.

The LABit team, to­gether with the vol­un­teers from The Sandy Project con­ducted a sto­ry­telling ac­tiv­ity ex­plain­ing Sandy’s wishes and dreams in or­der to help the chil­dren to be pro­tected from a dread­ful dis­ease, known as dengue. Sandy is the 10-year old daugh­ter of The Sandy Project founder Atty. Peaches Aranas who died due to com­pli­ca­tions caused by the mosquito­borne dis­ease.

LABit Dx Pres­i­dent Therese Perez, and At­tor­ney Peaches dis­cussed pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sures on how to com­bat dengue in sim­ple ways such as ob­serv­ing clean­li­ness in the en­vi­ron­ment and to re­main vig­i­lant in mon­i­tor- ing their own health.

As part of their ad­vo­cacy to in­still proac­tive mea­sures against the deadly dis­ease, LABit do­nated dengue test kits to the or­phan­age man­age­ment and pro­vided a sep­a­rate demon­stra­tion on how to use the test kits prop­erly.

Each child also re­ceived a small gift from The Sandy Project, which con­tained a pair of slip­pers and Sandy’s sto­ry­book.

Ba­hay at Ya­man ni San Martin de Por­res is an or- phan­age that pro­vides shel­ter for over 200 street chil­dren from var­i­ous poverty-stricken ar­eas of Metro Manila.

“Here in Ba­hay at Ya­man ni San Martin de Por­res, we be­lieve that all ini­tia­tives for the chil­dren are part of God’s will, and we be­lieve that this event is part of His will to ex­tend help and knowl­edge for them. It is heart­warm­ing to see that ev­ery­one from LABit, The Sandy Project and Ford Club Philip­pines took their time out to share their day with the chil­dren,” said Sister Adora of Ba­hay at Ya­man ni San Martin de Por­res.

The project in Bus­tos, Bu­la­can is LABit and The Sandy Project’s kick-start event in ed­u­cat­ing and rais­ing dengue aware­ness. Both or­ga­ni­za­tions will con­tinue to col­lab­o­rate and con­duct dengue talks for the public, es­pe­cially the chil­dren, who are most vul­ner­a­ble when it comes to the deadly dis­ease.

Aside from this ac­tiv­ity, both or­ga­ni­za­tions will con­tinue to work to­gether for an­other dengue event in Caloocan for 600 chil­dren.

“Our shared ad­vo­cacy with The Sandy Project is only the start of our con­tin­u­ous bat­tle against dengue. We have to re­al­ize that chil­dren, who are the fu­ture shapers of the coun­try, may fall vic­tim to this deadly dis­ease,” said LABit Dx Pres­i­dent Perez.

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Rais­ing Dengue Aware­ness for the Chil­dren: LABit Dx team, The Sandy Project and Ford Club Philip­pines, share a fun-filled day of ac­tiv­i­ties with the chil­dren from Ba­hay at Ya­man ni San Martin de Por­res in Bu­la­can.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Members of Cebu In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy Ele­men­tary Class '69 cel­e­brate 49 years with a re­union last March 4 with their for­mer teach­ers (seated) Arse­nio Pa­caña and wife Eu­lalia Wan. Stand­ing from left are Jo­ce­lyn Vi­vares Pini­jarom, Teresa Diez, Daisy Au­gusto Gon­za­les, Shirley Lim Mun­cada, So­nia Man­gapis Lood, Al­lan Man­gu­bat, Belinda Abella Gozun, Marissa Guba Susaya and Fer­nando Da­clan. Their big­gest re­union will be on Au­gust 2019 to cel­e­brate 50 golden years.

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