Cancer NGOs to bring Pink October awareness in CPDRC dance show

IMG_4866The Cebu Cancer Fight Inc. and I Can Serve Foundation will make a special appearance with the world-famous dancing inmates at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC).

Capitol Consultant on jail matters Marco Toral said the Cebu-based organizations formed a group of dancers who will join the dancing inmates in their regular monthly performance today, October 26 at the CPDRC grounds.

This is in line with the organizations’ Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities this October. Also known as “Pink October,” it is also observed not only in the Philippines but in other countries as well.

The cancer survivors as well as the doctors affiliated with the two organizations will be heading to the CPDRC to grace the event aside from the usual visitors of the facility every last Saturdays of the month.

Aside from the team-up of the dancing inmates and the cause-oriented organizations, the visitors will also witness the launching of  CPDRC’s new Inmate Welfare and Development Program.

Toral said under the program, they organized a Supermax Boxing team, which was initially composed of 84 boxing aspirants but which was cut to 38.

Five sets of two-rounder matches will see action tomorrow afternoon as an intermission of the dance performance.

Toral explained that the main purpose of the program is to maintain physical wellness of the inmates as well as to further develop their aptitude on sports.
Jojo Fajardo, 1984 Asian Games Gold medalist and retired police, was tapped as boxing trainer for the inmates-boxing aspirants. (Xerxes Alkuino)