Saturday, April 3, 2010

Art auction raises funds for medical foundation

THE RECENT ART AUCTION for the benefit of indigent patients at the Philippine General Hospital brought together art lovers at the Manila Polo Club.

The event was organized by The PGH Medical Foundation, Inc. (PGHMFI), in partnership with Lifestyle Asia magazine.

More than 60 artworks, the majority of which were donated by the artists themselves, were auctioned off to raise funds.

Dr. Gregorio Alvior Jr., president of the non-stock, non-profit PGHMFI, was pleased at the response of sponsors and benefactors.

“People who not only love PGH but also wanted to help came and were generous with their contributions. The proceeds will go to the Charity Patients Medical Fund, which provides medicines, medical and surgical supplies, and special laboratory tests for those who cannot afford them.”

This was the third biennial art auction in support of the charity fund. The auction was organized by Jennie Zamora, who sits on the PGHMFI Board.

Guest of honor was UP president Emerlinda Roman.

Tim Yap and Pinky Marquez were the auctioneers.

Main sponsor was DM Consunji. Other sponsors included GMA, Natrapharm, Meralco, Maynilad and National Book Store.

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