I hate cancer. I’m almost sure that it will claim my life in the future. It just runs in the family. Most of my relatives perished the “cancer” way. I have narrated on this blog the story of my father and how he succumbed to liver cancer and how breast cancer threatened my mother’s existence.
So yeah, I hate cancer. That’s why when my friend Charo posted a link on my Facebook wall, asking me to spread the word about their endeavor Skydive For Life, I promised to help them.
Skydive For Life. What is it, eh?
Let’s just say that my former co-worker Elvin Uy has always wanted to try skydiving but would not have enough courage to skydive just for the sake of. So let’s put some cause into his dream adventure. We’ll give him enough ego boost but on the way down, we’ll be able to help him help a cancer patient via Cancer Warriors Foundation.
Elvin will be jumping from 9,000 ft up in the sky in Queenstown, New Zealand on December 9. The goal is to raise P10 for every foot of altitude. So that’s P90,000 in total — enough to cover monthly medical supplies during chemotherapy, laboratory procedures, blood transfusions, bone marrow aspirations and tests, and antibiotics for a young cancer patient for 18 months. That’s something.
Note that all funds raised — P90,000 in its entirety — will go to Cancer Warriors Foundation. Elvin will be paying for his travel to New Zealand and the skydiving fee. It will not be slashed off the collected funds.
So there. Let’s help. Read on to find out how.
Help us raise funds with your pledges (at least P50 or US$1 or AU$1):
- For those in the Philippines
– GCash – send to 09177583563
- For those in Australia
– Bank Transfer
Account Name: Mr Elvin I Uy
Account Number: 015010 527672268
- For Paypal
– send to firstname.lastname@example.org
To get things started, Elvin has pledged the first $100.
For tracking purposes, we request that you email your name and pledged/donated amount to email@example.com.
Please help us spread the word through Facebook, Twitter (use hashtag #skydiveforlife), and other channels.
Thank you so much for your support. With so little, we can do so much to help one brave warrior win her health back.