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FLOW Foundation Observes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

FLOW | 2016-09-27 14:00:00

Kingston, Jamaica (September 26, 2016) –  On Friday (September 23), the FLOW Foundation joined hands with the parents of childhood cancer survivors and representatives from the Bustamante Hospital for Children( BHC) to fete more than 30 young patients of the facility who are at different stages of their battle with childhood cancer.  In observance of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – September- the Foundation made efforts to recognize and bring awareness to the plight faced by families stricken by the often life-changing diagnosis.

The group consisted of children who were either recovered or are currently undergoing treatment with ages ranging from as young as nine months old to age 17.

Senior Medical Officer at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, Dr. Michelle-Ann Richards- Dawson applauded the FLOW Foundation for their assistance noting that the company is one of few that offers dedicated support for paediatric/childhood cancer.

“Words can’t express how delighted we are for the assistance from the FLOW Foundation. You can feel the love and the care from the FLOW family and that’s what I love about them,” she shared. Richards-Dawson in advising parents who may suspect unusual illness in their children, urged them to pursue the matter noting that early detection is always best as it allows the patients to be treated as early as possible and facilitates a better outcome.

In 2015, the FLOW Foundation Paediatric Cancer Fund for children being treated at the Bustamante Hospital for Children was launched. The fund provides assistance for incidental items and private laboratory and radiological testing for families not able to afford them. The fund also assists with matters like transportation and accommodation for families who often have to travel long distances to seek treatment.

Continuing its observance of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the FLOW Foundation will participate in an Expo being hosted by the BHC on Friday, September 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on its grounds, and is inviting the public to attend.

Posted By :Jeanette Lewis

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Company Address : 6-8 St. Lucia Avenue, Kingston 6 Jamaica, W.I.

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