Med­i­cal mis­sion held in Bago

Sun Star Bacolod - - Community Bulletin -

THE Ro­tary Club of Ba­colod Mara­para once again joined forces with Women of Won­ders (WOW) for a sur­gi­cal and den­tal mis­sion on Sun­day 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 ups, den­tal work and mi­nor surgery. Medicines were also dis­trib­uted free-ofcharge.

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

CLUB mem­ber Dr. Sel­wyn Lloyd Baloyo in ac­tion

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