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Young Heroes Make another donation to Cancer Organization Print E-mail
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Written by Shane D. Williams   
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00

donation to belize cancer society.jpg - 45.38 KbIn December of 2012 Salima Barrow and her schoolmates from the infants division of Hummingbird Elementary School donated over $3,100 to the Dangriga Cancer Center, and on Tuesday, December 3rd, of this year they made another significant donation to an organization dedicated to assisting people diagnosed with cancer, the Belize Cancer Society.

The group of infants called Children Helping Children visited the Belize Cancer Society’s main office on Mercy Lane at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday and handed over a gift box containing $2,226.50. Salima Barrow, Hayley and Abigail Thurton and Halle Fuller presented a symbolic cheque to Dianne Finnegan, Acting President of the Belize Cancer Society. Finnegan said “We are truly, truly appreciative of this gesture done by the kids. Often times advocacy comes in pockets and it is usually an adult thing but when you see children involved then it really gives us the additional motivation to say we got to do this- we got to come together in an effort to minimize the kind of hurt that people living with cancer are carrying.”

The money is proceeds of the second annual limeade fundraiser the children held on Saturday, October 5th, in the parking lot of the Brodies supermarket on the Phillip Goldson Highway. This year the event featured a bake sale as well. Salima said, “My friends and I have learnt about children living with cancer and we feel bad for them so we are trying to help.” The group wishes to thank Crystal of Bowen and Bowen Limited for support.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013 16:23