It has often been said that human resources are the lifeblood of any organization and invariably its greatest assets. Then it can also be surmised that financial logistics supply the nutrients that feed the human resources for them to function properly.
The Resource Generation division of the Philippine Cancer Society, Inc. raises funds for its service programs and operations. Donations and contributions are derived primarily from three sources:
- Best Dressed Women of the Philippines fund raising affair,
- American Cancer Society-Franchised Relay for Life,
- Traditional solicitation from the top corporations of the country.
Philanthropic supporters include the Sytengco Foundation and Reyes Haircutters. See list of Perpetual Endowments & valuable sources of Traditional solicitations.
The family of long-time volunteer, past president and trustee Dr. Manuel Borja gave an endowment fund in memory of his contributions to the Society, to be given to the Annual Outstanding Filipino Oncologist, selected by the Philippine Society of Oncology.
PCS administers funds allocated to cancer treatment for indigent patients, training of oncology-related health workers, research by the Andres Soriano Foundation and to breast cancer treatment of indigent patients by the Avon Foundation Inc.
Best Dressed Women of the Philippines Fund Raising Affair
The Annual Awards Ball of the Best Dressed Women of the Philippines was organized using fashion as a venue to raise funds for the Philippine Cancer Society, starting 2004.
Honorary chairperson is Imelda Ongsiako-Cojuangco with Event Chair Consul to Angola Helen Ong. The Committee members are Ambassadors for Life beautiful ladies.
Mr. Johnny Litton serves as the Committee’s adviser and emcee of the Awards Ball. Frannie Jacinto is Fashion and Image consultant.
Starting 2012, Exemplary Men of Influence was launched led by former President Fidel V. Ramos with Joseph Calata, Bansan Choa, Henry O. Chusuey, Ruben T. Del Rosario, Abdulgani M. Macatoman, Eduardo G. Ong and Wilson Tieng.
A grand display of captivating portraits of BDWP awardees and the Ambassadors for Life were unveiled through the collaborative efforts of PCS with the Camera Club of the Philippines and Glorietta 5 of Ayala Center
Relay for Life
PCS franchised Relay for Life from American Cancer Society (http://www.relayforlife.org/learn/index)
At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds raised are used in the fight against cancer.
In the Philippines, Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Events are up to 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times. The program starts with the Survivors Walk followed by the participating teams. A solemn Eucharistic Mass and Luminaria at 11 pm is done.
Fun (entertainment numbers) activities are held throughout the night.
With the support of the Manila City Health Office, the very first Manila Relay for Life was held at the San Andres Sports Complex, Malate on November 23-24, 2012. This was an unprecedented event as the City of Manila committed to joining the Society in the fight against cancer. The Manila RFL started with a grand parade from Remedios Circle to the venue. Manila vice mayoralty candidate Lou Veloso represented Mayor Alfredo Lim during the program. All city health districts were in attendance as well as city hall employees. Cancer support groups, survivors and their families were also present.
The 7th Relay for Life was held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle last February 17 to 18, 2012 with the Honorable QC Mayor Herbert Bautista as chairman. The participants were composed of cancer patients, survivors and their families, cancer support groups, doctors and nurses, employees of QC Hall, barangay officials and other stakeholders in the fight against cancer, both from the government as well as the private sector.
One major event for Resource Generation held in 2012 was the Breast Run Endurance Ascent (B.R.E.A.S.T.), from June 28 to July 1. Organized by Gerald Bonito Crisostomo, the running trek for breast cancer awareness started in San Fernando City, Pampanga to Burnham Park in Baguio City.
On hand to welcome the bikers were staff representatives from PCS and officers of the Baguio Volunteers Cancer Society, Inc.
As more patients trooped to the PCS for their medical treatment, the business and civic community responded in equal compassion and generosity with their donations.
Direct solicitation from the country’s Top 1,000 corporations through a license granted by the Department of Social and Wefare Development (DSWD). All cash donations are properly receipted and granted tax-exempt status by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) upon clearance for good governance and accountability by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC).
The following include valuable sources of Traditional Solicitations: