A fun day fair for cancer patients & survivors is set during the 3rd Cebu Cancer Fair on November 13, 2005 at SM City Cebu Trade Hall. The Cebu Cancer Fair is a pilot project of the Cancer Care Network of Cebu Foundation, Inc. which is composed of doctors in Cebu and cancer survivors headed by DTI Provincial Director Nelia Navarro & Mary Ann Alcordo Solomon. The group plays an active role in cancer control policies & programs dissemination focusing on early detection and prevention.
The Cancer Care Network of Cebu Foundation, Inc., is an interdisciplinary coordinating body that integrates, develops, and oversees a systematic, dynamic, and sustainable cancer control policies to exert maximized efforts in developing an effective and integrated cancer control program for Cebu.
The 3rd Cebu Cancer Fair 2005 carries the theme â€œCelebrate Life â€œ was successfully held last October 2003 which was called the first Cebu Breast Cancer Fair. It was initially a breast cancer fair limited to breast cancer patients and their caregivers, wherein the fair proved to be a joyous occasion for everyone. Because of the success of the Breast Cancer Fair, the organizers decided to make the next fair, not exclusive for breast cancer patients but to other cancers patients as well. The objective of the event is to give the patients a day of fun in the midst of what is presumably a difficult situation. An event that would accentuate the positive and uplifting side of cancer with activities that allow closer relationship of cancer patients with other patients, their caregivers, doctors and friends
The Cebu Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc. as one of the Linkage and Resource Mobilization Committee members of CCNCFI strongly supports the Project & Programs. CCCI is calling its member companies to support & be a sponsor for the 3rd Cebu Cancer Fair. All cancer patients & survivors are encouraged to join the whole day activity. The activity will start with the holy mass & there will also be musical performances by Ms. Mitch Valdes, Jude Bacalso, Angelina Calina, Team Cebu Dancesport & Dream Girls. The famous artist/comedienne & director Ms. Bibeth Orteza, who is also a cancer survivor will give a talk on â€œLaughter as Medicineâ€ & â€œStrength thru Support Groupsâ€.
Pre-registration is required to all participants. This is absolutely Free of Charge & you may register & get your Free Tickets to your Oncologist clinics & Cancer Chemo Units in Chonghua Hospital, Cebu Doctors Hospital & Vicente Sotto Medical Center. You can also call Philippine Oncology Nurses Association (PONA) at tel. noâ€™s. 2339399 or 2338620 loc. 179 / 171 and Eduardo J. Aboitiz Cancer Center (EJACC) at tel. noâ€™s. 2546351 or 2563287. This is absolutely Free of Charge!.