by Krystal Paco
Guam - Last night, the employees of the Pacific Islands Club made two very generous donations to local organizations who assist cancer patients on Guam. The organization's over 600 employees raised twenty thousand dollars over the past year through a variety of intercompany fundraisers including dinner plates, raffles, dodge ball tournaments and more. They chose local organizations, the Edward M. Calvo Cancer Foundation and Guam Cancer Care as co-beneficiaries each receiving $10,000.
PIC human resources manager Asteresa Taimanglo said, "We actually over the years have always every year raised money for the fight against cancer but this year we wanted to take the money and keep it locally with two organizations here on Guam."
Their efforts were coordinated as a way to pay tribute to their loved ones and fellow employees affected by cancer. Last night's presentation culminated in a poolside luminary ceremony honoring and remembering those in the fight or lost to cancer. "This event is just very exciting for us to do because it's our first event of many more to come and its definitely touching more and more lives of our own employees and their families which drives us again to do it each year so we look forward next year to doing the same thing," said Taimanglo.
Guam Cancer Care and the Edward M. Calvo Cancer Foundation are two local organizations helping local cancer patients and their families during their battles with cancer.