Vivid and inspiring images of PGH – people giving hope and patients getting help set against the Philippine General Hospital background, went on display last September 27 as part of the “Cradle of Hope” Photo Exhibit at the Alabang Town Center in Muntinlupa.
The exhibit, organized by the PGH Medical Foundation in collaboration with the Ayala Alabang Camera Club (AACC), was set up to raise awareness about the plight of thousands of indigent Filipino patients that walk through the doors of the country’s biggest tertiary hospital.
“We wanted to bring stories of hope through these captivating images to as many people as possible so that we can drive more people to give hope (PGH),” explained PGHMFI President JB Baylon during the ribbon cutting ceremonies.
“We believe everybody can be a PGH. Through this exhibit we want to convey that it doesn’t really require much to be one.” He continued.
“Cradle of Hope” is one of the recent initiatives of the Foundation under the “I AM PGH” Campaign, a bold fund raising initiative to raise 100 Million Pesos (Php 100,000,000.00) for the hospital’s charity patients from 1,000,000 People Giving Hope by sharing P100 each.
Check out the “I AM PGH” link and FB page to learn how you too, can be a PERSON GIVING HOPE.
They shot patients, staff, guests, rooms, offices, hallways. They spared no one and nothing. They shot them all.
The shooters – members of the Ayala Alabang Camera Club (AACC), their weapons of choice – fancy cameras of all sorts and sizes, and their target – PGH, the hospital and the men and women, staff and patients who walk through its doors everyday.
The 40 strong AACC spent an entire day at the country’s premiere tertiary hospital last September 7, to take photos of the institution and its beneficiaries – indigent Filipino patients for the “Cradle of Hope” Photo Exhibit.
“A picture paints a thousand words so they say. That is why the Foundation partnered with these passionate and committed photo enthusiasts from Ayala Alabang – so that through their lenses, more people will get to know more about the conditions here at the PGH and consequently be inspired to do something to help.” PGHMFI President JB Baylon said.
“We had fun. We learned a lot. We got great photos. But more importantly we saw for ourselves how ordinary men and women just like all of us can become silent heroes and messengers of hope to the indigent patients of the PGH. It was truly inspiring,” said one of the AACC members.
“I believe our photographers captured these moments well. I hope we get to bring hope and drive more people to help as well.” The AACC continued.
Outputs from the one day photo shoot were put on display last September 27 as part of the “Cradle of Hope” Photo Exhibit at the Alabang Town Center in Muntinlupa City. The exhibit is one of the recent initiatives of the Foundation under the “I AM PGH” Campaign, a bold fund raising initiative to raise 100 Million Pesos (Php 100,000,000.00) for the hospital’s charity patients from 1,000,000 People Giving Hope by sharing P100 each.