Epson's "Portraits of Love" Support Children with Cancer
Epson Philippines Corporation has once again renewed its annual campaign to bring happiness to children with cancer through the Portraits of Love event held earlier in the year at the Philippine Children's Medical Center in Quezon City, Manila.
Organized by renowned photographer Pilar Tuason and in cooperation with the Kythe Foundation, "Portraits of Love" is an ongoing initiative designed to give children with cancer a magical day full of laughter and love. Now running for two years, Epson has been involved from the start.
The most recent event included around 80 children as guests of honor and was supported by around 50 volunteers including a small number of Epson employees. Pilar Tuason and her team took photos of the children using two Epson L800 photo printers and consumables supplied for the occasion.
"It's always a joy to be a part of such a worthy endeavor. We are thankful to be here," said Epson Philippines Corporation's Head of Marcom & PR, Donna V. Ferro. "It's a small offering - a print out of the portraits of the children with their parents. And yet, witnessing how the faces of the children light up when we give their photos to them is a profound experience. We're happy to be part of the team that made their day even a little bit brighter," Ferro added.
Epson Philippines' initiative reflects Epson's firm belief in establishing harmonious coexistence with society through programs rooted in local communities throughout the world. This is based on the company's commitment to being "a progressive company, trusted throughout the world," as stated in its Management Philosophy.
The Kythe Foundation is a non-profit, non-stock organization aimed toward improving the quality of life among hospitalized children with cancer and other chronic illnesses. The Foundation has provided psychosocial support to over 8,000 children with cancer and other chronic illnesses and their families since 1992.