Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fundraiser held to assist Cancer patient Maria Ofelia Sandoval

The weekend was jam-packed with activities in San Pedro, and one of those was a fundraiser for cancer patient Maria Ofelia Sandoval. Sandoval has been living on the island for the past 24 years, and after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she has had to receive regular Chemotherapy sessions at the Belize Cancer Center Dangriga.Family and friends, along with the San Pedro Cancer Society have rallied to hold regular fundraisers to help offset her medical expenses, and this past weekend a Basketball marathon was held at the Boca Del Rio Park. With a food and drink sale going on all day, and exciting games of basketball, Sunday was a day of fun and all for a worthy cause.
Anyone wishing to participate in this event, or to donate towards the cause is asked to contact Pablo Ico at 633-7820, or contact the San Pedro Cancer Society with donations, either monetary or in kind in Maria Ofelia Sandoval’s name. Look for this week's San Pedro Sun for more details of the fundraiser.