Lift up and save lives PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 July 2012 00:00

If you happen to drop by the cancer ward of Zamboanga Medical Center (ZMC) Pediatric Department, your heart will really melt down to learn the real conditions of children stricken with this malady. You can see the sadness in their eyes at the same time feel too the agonies of the parents.

But the good news today, you can help improve or heal children with cancers in a simple way. You can now share or budget part of your celebration expense to them. Not necessarily celebrating your birthday party, debut, anniversary, etc. there. How? Thru UpLift!

UpLift is an organization formed by young Zamboagueňos recently to help young patients with cancer. It will find innovative ways to create public awareness about pediatric cancer at the same time help raise funds for their medications. Their support partners are the Zamboanga City Medical Center Pediatrics Department, By Gems Party Kingdom (BGPK), and I CAN Make A Difference Inc.

Launched during the 12 Postgraduate Course of the ZMC Pediatric Department last July 19, 2012 at the Astoria Plaza of Grand Astoria Hotel, UpLift spokesman and founder Dr. John Michael Dellariarte explained to the audience how his group intends to help children with cancers.

Aside from accepting pledges of support, UpLift in coordination with BGPK will sell specially designed balloons with the UpLift logo printed on it. The earnings of these UpLift balloons will be used for buying cancer medicines. So if you will be using balloons as part of your celebration, use UpLift balloons from BGPK as it will give more essence to your celebration. You celebration will save lives of cancer patients!  What a better way to celebrate life than to save one.

Dellariarte explained that this is only the initial program of UpLift. As the group firms up itself, more ways of fund raising will be done. This is the other good news. Recent medical treatment advances has resulted in curing or arresting cancers that has struck children. Your UpLift balloons will lift up lives of the cancer children.

Visit Facebook of Uplift or call 0916 604 3630 or email degustibus000@yahoo.com for more details how you can save lives. Be UP and LIFT a life.


“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”
(Psalms 127:3-5 ESV)

By Dante Corteza