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Dove Club calls on the public to help sick children

Dove Club calls on the public to help sick children

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President of the Dove Club Lonnie Robinson is urging members of the public to do more to help save the lives of children who need medical assistance.{{more}}

Robinson explained that the Dove Club, which is the local liaison group of the International Hospital for Children, IHC, has now been changed to World Pediatric Project, WPP, and that they hope to seek more children who may need medical assistance.

Robinson said that such an initiative to help more children cannot happen only through the work of the executive members of the voluntary group, and he called on those parents who have already received medical assistance for their children as well as other concerned members of the public to identify children who need medical assistance.

Meanwhile, Secretary of the Dove Club Velma Bailey announced that the group will celebrate its second anniversary on April 20. She pointed out that other parents could assist by doing small gestures such as welcoming and giving kind words to the visiting international medical team as well as the young patients and their parents from other countries in the region.

She also noted that the organization has been raffling hampers, among other things, to raise funds and awareness and appealed to the public to support their ventures. She also revealed that so far, 95 youngsters from infancy to 21 years who needed medical treatment have received care from the medical team in Virginia, USA.

Meanwhile, Public Relations Officer Lydia John-Caine said the new motto “Save a Child, Save the World” is indicative of the mission’s aim to care for youngsters who are the future.

She pointed out that most of the surgeries that the ill children receive would have otherwise cost thousands of dollars, but thanks to the USA medical team, it was free of cost.

For more information call phone number 593-1836 or e-mail the DOVE Club at [email protected]