Hans T. said in his speech: “If there is one person to be thankful for, it is none other than Mother Ricky Reyes for all she has done for CHILD Haus, for his unconditional love and continuous support for these children.”
C.H.I.L.D. Haus or the Center for Health Improvement and Life Development Haus recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with an exhibit, honoring of the donors and a birthday celebration for Mr. Hans T. Sy at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia.
Through the years, CHILD Haus, through the initiative of philanthropist Ricky Reyes, was able to help children with cancer from all over the Philippines who are in need of financial support for their treatments and a home to stay in.
The guests had the chance to walk through the exhibit which showcased the CHILD Haus center and its purpose, its services and its establishment since the beginning, including the timeline of its development when Mr. Hans Sy started to become a supporter of the organization.
It also featured the 20 amazing CHILD Haus survivors in the Walk for Humanity Exhibit: Leyde Monderin, Jhudel Quinto, Carla Mondas, Kim Casanares, Lexi Calingasan, Michael Galvez, Marl Ladon, Rex Matulin, Vincent Azutillo, and Crispin Edillor.
Also included in the exhibit were survivors Rafael Balista, Kenneth Santos, Julius Garcia, Gabriel Sarmiento, John Paul Bacay, Patrice Siaboc, Danica Remollo, Joann Padilla, Megan Lugpit and Vivien Coderes.
Highlighting the celebration was honoring the Child Haus long-term donors who in many years have been the supporters of the Child Haus. Each sponsor was awarded a plaque of appreciation and a token plant. Some of the supporters who were called “The Good Guys,”: included Mr. Hans T. Sy, Mr. Sergio Yu, Mr. Manny Sy, Mr. Macario ” Jun” Gaw, Ms. Tates Gana, Ms. Isabelita Paredes Mercado, Atty. Pedrito Faytaren, Jr., Ms. Jeanette Cu, MCKS, Food for the Hungry, Inc., Mr. Leo Rüngen, and Ms. Anna Karylle Tatlonghari-Yuson. Also included were ABSCBN’s Henry Omaga Diaz, Heed Foundation’s Jennifer Quimson, Rotary Club of Makati, Philippine Cancer Society, Philippine Red Cross, Cancer Institute of the Philippine General Hospital, Philippine Childrens’ Medical Center, National Children’s Hospital and many others.
Capping the celebration was a surprise birthday party for Mr. Hans Sy, whom Mother Ricky credits with the continued success of CHILD Haus through his kindness and generosity.
The Madrigal Singers and Jam Aquino together with the Child Haus children, serenaded the guests with their song performances.
The Walk for Humanity Exhibit was also showcased at SM Megamall and will soon be at SM City North Edsa from Oct. 18-23, SM City Sta. Rosa on Nov. 1-6 and at SM City Grand Central on Nov. 17-20.
CHILD Haus 20th anniversary is the celebration of their achievements and returning gratitude to everyone who supported them through the years.