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JM | Dec 22, 2020

FLOW Foundation spreads cheer to Bustamante Hospital with $1 million donation to Paediatric Cancer Fund

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Camile Wallen-Panton (left), Acting CEO, BHC gives the thumbs up after receiving the cheque donation from Flow Foundation Chairman, Stephen Price. Also in the photo are Dr Michelle Ann Richards-Dawson (2nd left) SMO, BHC; and Matron Beverly Senior-Berry. (Photos contributed)

A greater number of cancer patients at the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BCH) will benefit from the Paediatric Cancer Fund following a donation of $1 million by the FLOW Foundation.

The annual donation was made during a surprise treat hosted by the foundation for the children on December 8.

Foundation chairman Stephen Price, in presenting the cheque, expressed delight at the opportunity to contribute to the welfare of the children.

“We’re happy that we’re able to make this annual donation to the Paediatric Cancer Fund so that the children can continue to get the help they need. The donation is even more critical at this time as parents
grapple with the challenges brought on by the pandemic,” he shared.

Camile Panton, the hospital’s acting Chief Executive Officer, praised the FLOW Foundation’s commitment to maintaining the fund.

“We cannot begin to tell you the difference the fund makes to our patients. Words are simply not enough to express our appreciation,” she stated.

Thank you Flow Foundation! Camile Wallen-Panton (back left), Acting CEO, BHC; Dr Michelle Ann Richards-Dawson (2nd left) SMO, BHC; Matron Beverly Senior-Berry and Stephen Price, Chairman, Flow Foundation celebrate after the cheque handover. Khail Peterkin (front left) and his mother Gabriella Sommerville are equally happy to receive the Flow Foundation’s donation to the Paediatric Cancer Fund.

Her sentiments were echoed by Tanisha Peterkin, parent of one of the beneficiaries, who exclaimed, “God bless FLOW Foundation for what you have done. You have helped my son get the treatment necessary to keep him alive.”

Since its launch in 2015, the Paediatric Cancer Fund has assisted with critical tests required in the care and treatment of more than 30 young cancer patients.

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