Queens dole out joy and hope to cancer-stricken patients
Time and again, Binibining Pilipinas queens have proven that there is more to them than meets the eye. On June 29, the queens gleefully visited children in Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) in Quezon City. Miss Universe Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Binibining Pilipinas International Janicel Lubina, Binibining Pilipinas Supranational Rogelie Catacutan, Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental Christi Lynn McGarry, Binibining Pilipinas Tourism Ann Lorraine Colis, along with 1st Runner-up Hannah Sison and 2nd Runner-up Kimverlyn Suiza handed out goodies and read stories to kids who are bravely battling cancer.
As if they’re kids again, poised and elegant binibinis sang songs and engaged in playful activities, spreading hope and cheer to almost 20 cancer patients.
Pia exuberantly shares how being a part of Binibining Pilipinas allows her to serve as an inspiration to others. "I think all the girls will agree with me in saying that the best thing about being a beauty queen is being able to impact the lives of other people and be relevant pieces of our society. We've had so many charity visits lately and I’m so grateful that the foundation allows us to share our blessings and time with others especially to the next generation."
The Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Incorporated (BPCI) has been actively participating in charitable activities, providing aid and support to non-government organizations like Gawad Kalinga and Operation Smile. Recently, the binibinis helped paint houses in Tanay, Rizal. They also visited and helped prepare kids with cleft palate and facial deformities before their surgeries in Sta. Ana Hospital in Manila.