Modular Display Inc. has recently made its mark into a life-saving advocacy held at the Santuario de San Antonio Parish Hall in Forbes Park, Makati last July 22, 2011. The Benefit Concert Event was organized by Ms. Ria Mackay of Aqualogic Swim Co. Its goal is to raise funds for the kids of PGH (Philippine General Hospital) Children’s Cancer Ward and help reach the 100% cure rate for children battling with the disease.
Acute Leukemia is the most common cancer of children. Doctors diagnose around 8-12 cases every month at PGH. It is actually 90-100% curable in centers in more advanced countries as well as in private paying patients in the Philippines. But in PGH, because of lack of funds, they are only hitting 50-60% cure today. It costs around P60,000-P80,000 per child for 3 years of chemotherapy treatment.
Recently, the doctors noted that the deaths they were having among these children with Leukemia treated at PGH were because of infection and lack of blood products for transfusion. So PGH made a policy decision to shift down their protocol. The treatment is just given on an outpatient basis and is quite mild. So patients don’t need admissions for infection or transfusions anymore. Little by little, as PGH is able to improve their facilities and get more government support as well as receive NGO support, they can intensify their treatment and hope to reach the 90-100% cure rate in the country as well.
And so for a very special cause like this, we at Modular Display set up our advanced and quality Audio Engineering: KV2 KX30 Active Speakers. We also provided Live Recording service. The very talented concert pianists Mr. Aries Caces and Mr. Oliver Salonga, as well as the remarkable sopranos Anna Migallos, Minette Padilla and Teenee Chan all wowed the audience by their outstanding performances. The couple Mrs. Dindin Fragada-Jodloman and Mr. Joey Jodloman also performed and everyone felt their duet of the song “The Prayer”. We have come up with 8 beautiful tracks from the performances. Thanks to our advanced approach to live recording using PreSonus Studio Live 16 and Capture.
But the most heart-warming part of the night was the video presentation showing the children fighting against cancer who will benefit for this event, as well as the kids who survived the battle. It is a wonderful feeling to know that someday, we will see these children smiling for the bright future ahead of them. And we are very pleased that Modular Display has been a part of this advocacy.
For donations to the PGH Children’s Cancer Ward, you may contact Ms. Ria Mackay at 0917.899.6545.
By: Sarah Jane Dela Cruz