The Central Luzon Suppliers’ ball was held last October 16, 2018 at The Country Garden, KM 77 Dela Paz Norte, San Fernando Pampanga. Ms. Karen D. Rivera, Kythe Partner Relations Manager, was there to witness this very prestigious event. It was truly a night to remember for Kythe specially when guests took turns in hanging each of their donations at the money tree. We thank the organizing committee, the suppliers in attendance for making Kythe the beneficiary of this event. Dacal pung salamat!
Kythe Cebu celebrated its biggest milestone, for this year marks its 10th year anniversary since it was launched in March, 2008. It has been a decade of providing psychosocial services to children with cancer and chronic illnesses. The children come from different parts of Visayas and even some parts of Mindanao provinces.
In celebration of this huge success, Kythe Cebu hosted a thanksgiving event highlighted by our donors who have helped us achieve this milestone and shared our vision. Among the donors present were representatives from the Christmas Village of Hope, Ms. Mary Ann Alcordo-Solomon, Past District Governor of Rotary Club 3860, Mr. Bobby Pacana of Metro Cebu, and Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel. Individual sponsors, volunteers and doctors Dr. Nestor Ceniza, Dr. Lynda Mae Lepatan and Atty. Orville dela Cerna were also present.
During the event, representatives from the Kythe team headed by the co-founder and the Executive Director of Kythe, Ms. Fatima Garcia-Lorenzo, Ms. Karen Rivera, Partner Relations Manager and Dr. Angelita Sievert-Fernandez, Child Life Program Manager gave their warmest greetings and briefly talked about the Child Life Program. Apart from the Kythe team, donors and volunteers, the children under the Family Support program and Survivors were also there to grace the event. They performed a song number to express how grateful they were to all the people who have helped and continue to help them with their treatment journey.
Ten years of service wouldn’t be as fruitful without the benevolence of our donors who have always been with us all throughout these years. For the ten years , and counting of making room for happiness, “Daghang Salamat, Cebu Kythebigans!”
Best times are always found when friends and families gather around.
Last September 9, 2018, Kythe in cooperation with ETrade Financial, brought together the families of Kythe kids. Together they created fun and joyous memories with one another. The event included designing their own family bunting (banderitas), family picture frame making, stop dance for the grandparents of the kids, and the highlight that made everyone enthusiastic was the name-your-price game, wherein each family who was able to guess the price of the certain set of grocery item would get the prize. The day concluded with tight hugs from ETrade Kythebigans as they said their goodbyes to the kids and their families. It was indeed a blissful Saturday afternoon.
Kythe would like to thank E*TRADE Financial Philippines for their unending support to the Kythe Child Life Program and for helping making the Kythe family day 2018 a success!
Kythe Cebu celebrated its 3rd Annual Day Camp last September 27, 2018 at Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel. It was a jampacked day as 22 kids from different hospitals in Cebu kicked off the day off with a getting-to-know-you-game followed by indoor activities such as making and designing of picture frames, and memory games for the kids to name a few. After which, the kids were oriented by our volunteer lifeguards for safety measures, and it was then the most awaited event of our kids —swimming time! Subsequently, the day culminated with an awarding ceremony wherein each child-participant received a Certificate of Participation together with loot bags filled with awesome items to take home.
We would like to thank our volunteers, our sponsors, and of course our Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel family for making this event a success. Our Kythe kids had so much fun that they described the day as “perfect!”
Kythe and Asian Hospital in Alabang launched the Child Life Program on September 5,2018. The Asian Hospital is the only private hospital in the Philippines which has a hospital-wide Child Life Program monitored by Kythe Certified Child Life Specialists. A heartfelt thank you to the following people for giving Kythe the opportunity to spread awareness about the Child Life Program:
Mr. Andres M. Licaros, Jr. – President and CEO
Dr. Jose Acuin – Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Corazon Ngelangel – Director of Asian Cancer Institute
Dr. Michelle Rodriguez – Section Head of Pediatric Hema-Onco
Dr Elizabeth Morales – Head of Pediatric Dept
Dr.Joy Arumin – Child Life Champion in Asian Hospital
Special mention goes to our very own Clinical Child Psychologist and Child Life Manager, Dr. Angie Sievert-Fernandez for introducing the Child Life Program to Asian Hospital and setting another milestone for Kythe.