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Corporate Hands: LIME Helps Young Cancer Patients

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Lloyd Dacosta (right), a young patient of the Bustamante Hospital for Children, is greeted by Lady Allen (left), patron of the LIME 6K Run for Children, during the launch of the LIME Foundation Cancer Fund for Children held on July 8. Errol Miller (second left), executive chairman of the LIME Foundation, and Dr Michelle Ann Richards-Dawson (partly hidden), senior medical officer at Bustamante Hospital for Children, share in the moment. Dacosta is currently recovering from paediatric bone cancer.

The LIME Foundation has launched a fund valued at $4.5m to assist children diagnosed with cancer. The money is proceeds from the foundation's second annual 'Run for the Children' held in January. The money will provide well-needed assistance in offsetting the cost of specialised medical care for paediatric patients battling cancer.

Errol Miller, executive chairman of the foundation, thanked all corporate bodies that supported the fundraiser and encouraged the public to continue to support the cause through the text line: 444-4273. In pledging the foundation's commitment to expanding the fund, Miller stated that the future LIME 6K as well as the ongoing text-line initiative will be dedicated to the Cancer Care Fund.

The Bustamante Hospital for Children will be the portal through which future beneficiaries of the funds will be identified.