CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico, October 4th, 2016 – The 2016 Bisbee’s International Fishing Tournament will start on October 18th, celebrated in Los Cabos every year for more than three decades. However, this year is special and unique because for the first time, this tournament will support Los Cabos Children’s Foundation and therefore, the health of the children in Southern Baja.
Los Cabos Children’s Foundation (LCCF) started as its founder’s effort to address the critical healthcare needs of one child from Los Cabos, and has grown over the years to serve hundreds of children with life-threatening medical needs throughout the state.
Through our 4 different programs: Spirit of Service, Spirit of Joy, Spirit of Love and Spirit of Hope, LCCF currently assists other local non-profit organizations which are also focused on children’s health, and supports the pediatric oncology, cardiology and intensive care programs of Salvatierra General Hospital in the state capital, La Paz.
“This year, LCCF will begin this special relationship with the Bisbee’s Tournament, where we are looking to hook the hearts of the anglers who come to our community year after year and we already consider them our own. LCCF will give them the opportunity to get to know the mission and share a small piece of their hearts through their donation to improve children’s health.
LCCF’s stand will be receiving the fishermen who will have the option to make a donation while they receive the good vibes from the children who have been benefited by LCCF programs. For that, we created special certificates for the participants to donate, and in return, the LCCF team and children will be thanking them for being “hooked” on saving the lives of so many children”, mentioned Vanessa Figueroa, Development Director at LCCF. “The anglers will also have the opportunity to pledge a percentage of their prize as a donation”, she added.
“The money raised will be used to purchase two ventilators: one high frequency and one non-invasive. These equipments are very necessary to provide ventilatory support and treatment caused by respiratory failure in neonatal and pediatric patients from Salvatierra General Hospital in La Paz.
LCCF has a big commitment with the community in Baja California Sur to continue supporting the programs that make an impact health conditions for the children in the state in a sustained and efficient manner. The pediatric and neonatal intensive care units in Salvatierra Hospital, not only tend to the most vulnerable population, but also are equipped and trained to assist children between 0 and 18 years old in critical conditions from any municipality. We invite you to come to the LCCF stand and find out more about what is being done in collaboration with public and private programs to improve our children’s health”, added Marisa Comella, Executive Director of Los Cabos Children’s Foundation.
You will also be “hooked” on saving kids!