In celebration of its 4th anniversary last July, Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health) launched Soar, a community family day for children diagnosed with cancer. The anniversary activity was held last July 13, 2019, at the Amoranto Sports Complex in Quezon City.
AC Health has partnered with Kythe Foundation, a non-government organization, which provides Child Life services and psychosocial support to children with chronic illnesses.
Over 500 participants, including 60 cancer patients and their families, and volunteers from the Ayala group came together for an afternoon of kite flying, games, and entertainment performances.
AC Health President and CEO, Paolo Borromeo, said that the anniversary activity aims to encourage volunteerism across the Ayala group in support of AC Health’s vision of expanding access to healthcare.
“Cancer treatment is difficult for many Filipinos, and in this event, we want to take the time to celebrate family and community amidst such difficulties. It is also our way of connecting with patients and their families so that we can make sure our cancer hospital is responsive to their needs.” Borromeo said.
Last month, AC Health announced its plan to build a 100-bed, comprehensive cancer hospital in Metro Manila, with the goal of providing high-quality cancer care services, at a more affordable price. Cancer is now the third leading cause of death in the Philippines.
Soar is also in line with Ayala Corporation’s 18th-year celebration.
Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ayala Corporation and serves as the portfolio company for healthcare businesses. Its vision is to build an ecosystem that links every patient to a seamless healthcare experience. Its portfolio includes Generika Drugstore, the pioneer in generic retail pharmacies, and FamilyDOC, the largest chain of community-based primary care clinics. ACHealth is also investing in health technology solutions, such as its HealthTech arm, Vigos Health Technologies, MedGrocer, a technology-enabled medicine-as-a-service for companies and drug manufacturers, and AIDE, a home health care platform.
Kythe Foundation Kythe is a non-profit, non-stock organization aimed towards improving the quality of life among hospitalized children with cancer and other chronic illness. As the only foundation in the Philippines offering the Kythe Child Life Program, we provide psychosocial support to over 11,000 children with cancer and other chronic illness and their families every year. Together with our hospital partners, donors and volunteers, we aim to promote healing and growth.