Five brave men’s walk to remember for cancer patients

April 18, 2022 by No Comments

FIVE brave and driven male mountaineers did the extra mile for the cancer patients of Suntown Camp, an organization that brings together children who are living with cancer or in remission, as well as those whose parents are with the same illness.The camp helps children to understand and accept their situation, express their feelings, and see that they are not alone in their struggles.They spend time together with children sharing a similar journey in a fun, healthy and loving atmosphere.Jason Sia, Yuri Bebe, Erwin “Kagawad” Palma, Mark Sornido and Noel Miranda of Butlak Banaag Mountaineering Society, Incorporated (BBMSI), one of the pioneer mountaineering clubs in Negros, initiated this walk for a cause to help this sector get the needed assistance to defray their medical needs.SlowSurge and BBMSI organized this walk for a cause traversing the routes at zero kilometer mark Capitol Lagoon, Bacolod City to Don Salvador Benedicto to Barangay Quezon to Century old tree to Canlaon City Hall, Canlaon City.They commenced on April 14, Maundy Thursday, and ended on April 17, Easter Sunday.“It was difficult and exhausting but fulfilling because we did it for a real cause to help cancer patients,” Sia said, adding that it was also a time for them to do self-sacrifice as part of our Holy Week reflection.By walking to a distant place, the sacrifice is there, however, they need to keep going because we know that this will help a sector that deserves our help, he said.“The last leg of our journey was a good one (and) we had a good night’s rest and a very scenic trail leading to Canlaon City proper,” he also said.The mountaineer said they had anticipated the end weeks before they started the walk.The five mountaineers thanked the local community at the Century Tree and local disaster risk and reduction and management office of Canlaon for their help and hospitality and ensuring that they have a safe and dry place to sleep and eat.Sia narrated that they brought their own gears and were carrying their bags.They only stop to eat and rest when the sun sets, but they see to it that they reach a place where they can safely set up their camping tents.They get to immerse with the community they passed by which for them was a fun experience knowing unfamiliar faces in unfamiliar places.This is how they care for those cancer patients of Suntown Camp and hope that others will respond to this cause by sending their donations to the organization.For those who would like to help may log-in to:

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