Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentines 2015: The Greatest Kind of Love

Today is Valentines Day and I believe that this day is not all about romantic love. Love can be in all forms and sizes. This is not only shared to our family and friends but we can spread the love to anyone. 

Last February 8, 2015, Unilab Foundation launched "United for Down," a long term health program for Persons with Down Syndrome. 




Through the love and support of volunteers, doctors, partners and family, access to health services was provided to over 150 children and adults with down syndrome. 







I realized that the love and understanding of the society can play a crucial part in everyone's journey because with proper medical attention and support from family and the community, people with down syndrome can live a normal life. Our love for them can make a huge difference. I believe this is the greatest kind of love. 




Free medical check-up, vaccination, laboratory and x-ray tests were provided. Free eyeglasses and medicines were given too. 



Sandbox also provided art and craft activities for the attendees that kept them busy and entertained. 




It was indeed a successful event headed by the Unilab Foundation in partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines. 

The 13th National Down Syndrome Consciousness Month Celebration was also highlighted different activities such as the Tee-up for DOWN golf tournament last February 6, 2015 at Tagaytay Midland, Dine for DOWN a charity dinner on Feb. 27, 2015 at Highlands Prime Steakhouse, Pasig City, and Happy Walk 2015, All for DOWN. 

Happy Walk 2015, All for DOWN is a whole day program which welcomes all Down Syndrome supporters, members, and the general public on Feb. 22, 2015 at the Skydome, SM City North Edsa. For more details, check this out. 





17 comments:

  1. I admire your support to this cause during / yesterday's valentine. It's rare for anyone to celebrate their Valentine's day by giving their love to people with down-syndrome.

    I salute you.

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    1. Thank you! Hope you also had a wonderful Valentines Day!

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  2. What a nice event. I'd love to join and volunteer :) -edel

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    1. Hi Edel, you may check http://www.unilabfoundation.org/ for other opportunities to volunteer.

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  3. i salute you for supporting them, i remember when my lil buddy saw one of them, he said mongoloid, i ask him what did you say? he said, mongoloid, i said, its not mongoloid they are special child. he said, lola said it, :) i said now you know, so the next time he saw his friend with DS, he said lola its not mongoloid, they are special right dad? :)

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    1. That's great. We are happy to hear that more people help in the awareness to use terms that are not discriminatory.

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  4. What a great event by Unilab. ^^ And it was nice that Explore Sandbox also provided art and crafts materials for the kids. I've been interested on trying the Explore Sandbox subscription but I think price are a bit expensive :(

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    1. I have not yet tried subscribing to Sandbox too. :)

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  5. I admire and salute every foundation we have for helping and reaching out to our people who are in need. This is a great event for people wo have down-syndrome.

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    1. You may also check http://www.unilabfoundation.org/ if you are interested to volunteer.

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  6. I admire this kind of event and people like you who are willing to share their time with them. God bless you.

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  7. You've got very sweet and caring heart. I admire you for caring to others. Keep it up. Belated Happy Valentines Day!

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    1. Thank you! Belated Happy Valentines Day!

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  8. You've got very sweet and caring heart. I admire you for caring to others. Keep it up. Belated Happy Valentines Day!

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  10. These kids are super special! I'm glad that Unilab Foundation did something cool for them. ^_^

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