Anchor Land Gives Early Christmas Presents To Kids Diagnosed With Cancer
Hearty, boisterous bursts of laughter filled Kythe Playroom at Philippine Children’s Medical Center where over 20 kids listen attentively to the humorous storytelling of a fable about hope.
The young audience consists of 2-year-olds to 10-year-olds, mostly afflicted with acute lymphocytic leukemia.
They took a break from their daily hospital routines and spent a few hours to attend the book-reading session led by Anchor Land.
“We were delighted to see our young patients respond with so much glee as we interacted with them. Through our initiative, we want to continue inspiring them to love, play, learn and grow. We want them to broaden their imagination and for them take the courage to dream big,” Anchor Land President Elizabeth Ventura said.
As early Christmas gifts, the young participants received coloring books and crayons from Anchor Land.
The publicly listed property developer partners with Kythe Foundation to support its campaign on enhancing the quality of life of indigent pediatric cancer patients.
Anchor Land has adopted two newly diagnosed pediatric cancer patients and three others who are undergoing maintenance treatment.
“Anchor Land’s donation will cover the medical expenses such as laboratories, procedures, nutrition and fare in going to the hospital for treatment compliance. This will help increase the chances of survival of the children and improve their lives tremendously,” Kythe Foundation Partner Relations Manager Karen D. Rivera said.
Kythe Foundation is a non-profit and non-stock organization that has been providing psychosocial support to over 11,000 children with cancer and other chronic illnesses. It promotes both healing and growth of the beneficiaries, partnering with hospitals, donors, and volunteers such as Anchor Land.