This Christmas season, helping others never goes out of reach. As the Rotary Club of Makati West opens up another year of art with a heart entitled, “Alay Sining 10” on November 9-12, 2017, 11 a.m to 9 p.m at The Gallery, Greenbelt 5, Makati City. In its 10th year, the annual art exhibit-sale of works from the country’s top and up-and-coming artists will be a fundraising event for the treatment of congenital heart disease (CHD) for indigent Filipino Chilidren.
As in past years, Alay Sining will be themed “Art with a Heart,” alluding to how a majority of the charity it raises goes directly to fund heart surgeries. Rotary Club of Makati West adopted this advocacy after introduced to US-based “Gift of Life International (GOL), an organization that promotes awareness of the disease in 80 countries and works tirelessly to connect needy children with CHD with organizations that can provide free medical treatment.
In general, there are about 5.5 million children around the world are born with congenital heart disease each year. Sadly, 94 percent come from families who can least afford necessary medical treatment. That’s how the Alay Sining will come to picture; to help young kids fight this disease by providing them financial needs and new life at its finest.
“We hope to go at a faster pace and provide operations and post-surgery care and support for 250 children during this rotary year. These children need our help. Your purchase will make a difference for these children,” said David Caldwell, the Rotary Club of Makati West President.
The 10th anniversary of the exhibit-sale will feature paintings and sculptures from renowned names like Glen Cagandahan, Pam Penaso, Jaime Nepomuceno, Jojit Nagamos, Adel Agubang, Jinggoy Buensuceso, Kenneth Cobunpue, and many more. The charity perfectly dovetails for the children who gravely depend on CHD medical procedures, as well as the artists who likewise naturally need to support themselves.
For more inquiries, call RCMW at 753-3098 and look for Kai and visit their facebook page www.facebook.com/RCMWD3830/.