Sixteen cancer patient children from all over Belize were on the island on Saturday, August 28, 2010, to enjoy some sun, sea and sand. Mr. Steve Hagan, in collaboration with Belize Kids Incorporated, was responsible for creating such a great outing for the children to enjoy and take their minds away from the everyday hardships of dealing with cancer.
Of the 16 children who enjoyed a full day at the Boca del Rio Park, seven are currently under cancer treatment and nine of them are in remission. These children come from Punta Gorda, Dangriga, Belmopan, Orange Walk and Belize City; they are treated by Dr. Elsworth Grant in Dangriga.
Also present with the children were members of the San Pedro Cancer Society who have expressed the interest in assisting Mr. Hagan and Belize Kids Incorporated with their planned events in San Pedro, which are scheduled about every three months. On hand with making things happen for the picnic this past weekend were Chefs for Hire who assisted with providing the food, the San Pedro Town Council and Mr. & Mrs. Javier Williams who provided the tables and chairs, Marissa Guerrero who provided paletas and Kim Reyes of the Holiday Hotel who provided ice cream for the children.
Mr. Steve Hagan has been instrumental for years in organizing these amazing trips which the children enjoy so much.
“It is a pleasure to see how much these children enjoy themselves when they get to go on these outings,” commented Betty Ann Graniel of Chefs for Hire, who have assisted with the project many times. “We love to see them swimming and running around in the sand. They truly have a great time.”
Belize Kids Incorporated and Mr. Steve Hagan extend an invitation to any person or business who would like to donate towards any of the events that are planned in San Pedro for the cancer patients or for assisting in the treatment for any of the children. Interested parties can EMAIL Mr. Hagan.