PH hospital holds Red Mask Gala
The gala was held in celebration of World AIDS Day 2021.
The Medical City-South Luzon (TMC-SL) held the fundraiser event, Red Mask Gala: Runway for a Cause, on 1 December in Nuvali, Laguna, Philippines, in celebration of World AIDS Day 2021.
The event featured 50 TMC-SL doctors, other healthcare professionals, and guests who walked the runway to raise money for the event beneficiaries: Project Ribbon's Duyan and TMC-SL's Young Adult Care Assistance Program.
Another highlight from the event was the launch of TMC-SL's Center for Reproductive Health and STI Treatment (CREST), a Department of Health-accredited facility where there is the provision of linkages, diagnosis, treatment and continuum of care and support for people with HIV.
"People with HIV-AIDS are often burdened with its stigma and often suffer from discrimination. We hope that, with continued public education, more will realise that these patients are like any other member of society who deserves the understanding, care and support for their disease," said president Cesar Ramon Espiritu.
Teams from different departments led by Hospital Infection Control and Epidemiology Center head Mark Kristoffer Pasayan organised the event.