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Rotary helps save the lives of stroke patients

Helping marginalized patients since 1910, the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is one of the oldest institutions and is known as the best hospital in the Philippines. The host club, Rotary Club of Makati Century City (RCMCC), alongside co-host clubs Makati Premier District (RCMPD) and Fort Bonifacio Global City (RCFBGC), joined forces for a successful global grant with The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International to donate 13 bedside monitors, which are vital to saving the lives of stroke patients in Ward 5 of PGH. The total cost of project is P2,745,600.

The major movers and donors of this grant were project proponent, the hardworking District 3830 Grants Sub Committee chair charter president (CP) Carol Mercado, RCMCC past president (PP) Rinah Garcia and RCFBGC PP Mary Bea Tan with their respective club past presidents, RCMCC’s Mhel Pechera and RCMPD’s DMARK Beauty Corporation CEO Nikki Tang. RCMPD’s Dr. Hazel Zuellig also made some contributions to complete the funding source for the life-saving project.

Also notable are the contributions of past district governor (PDG) Edna Sutter, the support of Korean International partners, Rotary Club of Cheonan Chungnam (RCCC) and District 3620 South Korea and the support of District 3830 PDGs Ador Tolentino and Sid Garcia.

After witnessing the influx of patients daily, trusting PGH for medical treatment and medicine in the hope of saving their lives or the lives of their loved ones, CP Carol could not help but express her hope that more generous donors might help and support PGH more, as well as its modern-day heroes, the doctors and medical staff who selflessly devote their time and risk their lives to save others.

Known for the Rotary vision statement, “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves,” Rotary clubs in D3830 Manila Philippines continue to give back to society as the pandemic took the world by storm.

(From left) District Grants Sub Committee (DGSC) chair Baek Yeong-ki, D3620 governor Jong-ern Kim, District Rotary Foundation Committee chair Jun-ho Choi, D3620 PDG Hong soon Park, D3830 PDG Al Montecillo, Gov. Ador Tolentino, Deputy District Rotary Foundation Committee chair PDG Edna Sutter and D3830’s DGSC chair CP Carol Mercado at the turn-over ceremony and signing of new international partnership agreement with District 3620 South Korea for Global Grants to be applied by District 3830 Philippines, which included the project Let’s Save the Brain. The event was held in South Korea. 

Rotary International D3620 Governor Cha Hoyeol, RCMCC IPP Mhel Pechera, RCCC PP Cheon Heeyeol and PP Park Eunkyong at the club induction in Cheonan, South Korea 

District 3620 DGSC chair Baek Yeong-ki visited Manila to finalize international partnership with D3830 Global Grant projects with DGSC CP Carol Mercado and D3830 District Rotary Foundation Committee chair PDG Isidro Garcia 

PP Rinah Garcia and PP Mary Bea Tan at an organizational meeting in Makati City 

Business Unit Manager Cheryl Mesa of Variance Trading Corporation, supplier of bedside monitors 

RCMPD member and donor and Centre Medicale Internationale (CMI) founder Dr. Hazel Zuellig 

Dr. Wally Ledesma with UP College of Medicine head of neuro-anatomy Dr. Leonard Pascual

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