16 February 2012

Noble Cause from Tony dela Cruz

PCMC Patients
Tony dela Cruz just tweeted, "My heart bleeds seeing some kids here suffer. So every game ALASKA wins. I am giving my bonus to all kids with cancer here."

Dela Cruz is referring to the cancer patient kids of the Philippine Children's Medical Center (PCMC) after he took part in the PBA-hosted post Valentines Day Kiddie Party in the health facility on 16 February 2012.

Together with Commissioner Chito Salud, at least four-five players from each of the 10 PBA member teams graced the event which was held in commemoration of the World Cancer Day. The league stars interacted and played games with the kids who are undergoing treatment for various kinds of cancer.

The PCMC has been the adopted community of the 37-year-old league for three years now, having been the beneficiary of the PBA's fund-raising projects in the past such as the Run For a Cause 1 and 2, and the recent "Blue vs Green: Dream Game 2012" exhibition match between college rivals Ateneo and La Salle at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

For the past two years, two units of chemotherapy machines had been donated by the league to the only cancer institute for children in the country.

Hopefully, dela Cruz's noble gesture will rub off the other players as well, especially those who are receiving the maximum allowable contracts from their respective teams.

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