Chummy Chum Foundation Philippines, Inc.The Chummy Chum Foundation Philippines, Inc, with Mr. Ramesh Genomal at its helm, has been a regular donor of the PGH Pediatric Wards. They regularly visit the wards, distributing food and spending time with our patients. In February 2011, they made their visit more special as they donated 2 infant incubators with phototherapy to be used by newborns admitted in the wards.
Extension for Child’s Life Foundation, Inc.Extension for Child’s Life Foundation, Inc., through Ms. Jing Rapal has been supporting Hematology-Oncology patients since 2002. In December 2011, having witnessed our patients’ pressing need for vital medical equipment, donated 1 brand new mechanical ventilator to be used in the wards. Upon the request of CHILD Foundation, Inc. the Extension for Child's Life Foundation, Inc. also donated 1 cardiac monitor in June 2012.
Genzyme CorporationGenzyme Corporation donated the funds for the purchase of 4 LaZ-boy chairs and part of the cost for the room renovation for the “Day-stay Infusion / Transfusion Room". Genzyme has been providing enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for pediatric patients with rare diseases. They will be among the users of the infusion/transfusion room for their regular ERT infusion.
NU SkinThe Nu Skin Philippines Force for Good Foundation's Southeast Asia - Children's Heart Fund and the Child Health in Life and Development (CHILD) Foundation, Inc. renewed their partnership on April 26, 2012 to help the pediatric patients of the Philippine General Hospital. On its 6th year of supporting children with congenital heart diseases, NU SKin provided CHILD Foundation with an initial sponsorship for 2012 of P2.5 million for the children's operation and funded the purchase of a portable cardiac monitor for the Department of Pediatrics' Cardiology Section. Nu Skin is known for its work in the field of cosmetic and anti-aging products and technology but it is also a company that is committed to making a difference in the lives of children. From the time Nu Skin was founded 26 years ago, the company has been providing help to children throughout Southeast Asia, particularly those suffering from heart ailments, through the Southeast Asia Children’s Heart Fund. One of the institutions that have consistently been assisted by this fund is PGH’s Department of Pediatrics Cardiology. As of 2011, Nu Skin has sponsored the operation of 133 children.
Santuario de San Antonio ParishOne of CHILD Foundation’s long-time partners is Santuario de San Antonio Parish Foundation. For the past 20 years, members of this community have been conducting outreach activities through the PGH Hospital Ministry, particularly in Wards 9 and 11 and the Pediatric ICU (PICU), by providing free medicines directly to patients admitted in these wards/sections. From January to May 2012 alone, Santuario de San Antonio Parish provided medicines to over 130 patients amounting to over P785,000. A volunteer, Mr. Jaime Blanco, teaches Catechism for the Silahis Program. The ministry also holds an annual Healing Mass and a Christmas gift-giving activity in the wards. Recently, the Santuario de San Antonio Parish adopted PGH’s Hospice unit, which is dedicated to the care of cancer patients and those with terminal illnesses.