Celebrating 3 Years of Care, Dignity and Hope

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To usher in the new year, The Ruth Foundation celebrated its third anniversary last January 30 at Palms Country Club in Alabang. Together we fondly looked back at the group’s milestones and successes through video presentations, testimonies and an inspiring anniversary message from The Ruth Foundation’s president & CEO Dr. Mae Corvera. Several of the foundation’s partners and colleagues gathered to reminisce and enjoy the stunning performances from friends and acquaintances.

some of our distinguished guests

some of our distinguished guests

From L-R   : violinist    Merjohn Ligaya   , lyric soprano    Sharon Hernandez   , and Pastor    Spencer Gequillana    serenading the guests with a thrilling rendition of ‘The Prayer’

From L-R: violinist Merjohn Ligaya, lyric soprano Sharon Hernandez, and Pastor Spencer Gequillana serenading the guests with a thrilling rendition of ‘The Prayer’

We also got to learn about two women who inspire much of the work of the foundation, both also named Ruth. There is Ruth the Moabite, a woman from the Bible who cared for her family and the elderly; and Ruth Corvera, a social worker who lived a selfless, servant-hearted life.

Hope full magazine’s editorial director    Ina Amor-Mejia    introducing the first issue

Hopefull magazine’s editorial director Ina Amor-Mejia introducing the first issue

That same night saw the official launch of Hopefull, TRF’s lifestyle magazine on health and family wellness. The quarterly issue is free and will be distributed in establishments around the metro, as well as online. You can learn more about the magazine here.

TRF’s treasured volunteers helping at the registration booth

TRF’s treasured volunteers helping at the registration booth

enjoying a sumptuous Japanese-themed dinner spread

enjoying a sumptuous Japanese-themed dinner spread

That was definitely a night to remember, and hopefully it isn’t the last. With 471 patients and families served in 18 different municipalities, a growing team of 20 and counting, and continually increasing opportunities to spread awareness for quality palliative and hospice care, there are countless reasons to be grateful. Thank you to our partners and collaborators for making these past three years so great. Here’s to a great 2016 and beyond!