The 30th birthday is one of the most welcomed and exciting milestones in a person’s life. If you are turning this age, what could be the perfect birthday gift for yourself? There are many choices for sure: getting that designer bag you have always wanted, spending a leisure vacation to some place far from home, or finally buying a car and exploring the city as a tourist.

In the case of Czye, it was throwing out a birthday party with Cancer Warriors Foundation, Inc. kids and their families. By sharing smiles and blessings with other people and making them feel happy and special, it was truly a 30th birthday well spent. 🙂

How I Learned About Cancer Warriors Foundation Inc.

The blogosphere is abuzz with so many campaigns and awareness programs by various foundations and groups, but not everyone is a supporter. Three months ago, I saw a video posted by Vikings Luxury Buffet on YouTube for Father’s Day. It was about how parents and children who are members of the Cancer Warriors Foundation Inc. share their love and support for one another even through the most difficult times.

These families must be very strong and brave indeed as they all fight against cancer. Their voices mesh together to make a louder and stronger heard sound wave on positivity.

Here’s the video. Please watch.

By the end of the clip, I found myself tearing up. Their messages were so inspiring, and because of that, I just felt determined to reach out to Cancer Warriors Foundation Inc. to inquire on ways I could contribute. Covering events and blogging about them to help spread awareness is one. In addition, I can also help by improving their website design.

About Cancer Warriors Foundation, Inc.

Cancer Warriors Foundation, Inc. (CWFI) is the embodiment of a dream that no Filipino child, especially the underprivileged ones, will suffer a diminished quality of life because of cancer. If you also want to help them realize that dream, send an email to [email protected] or visit http://www.c-warriors.org/ for more details.

Donations are accepted at the following banks:

Metrobank
Account Name: Cancer Warriors Foundation, Inc.
Branch: Marajo Tower Branch, The Fort
Current Account No.: 519-7-51901107-3

Unionbank of the Philippines:
Account 1 (For Manila-Based Patients):
Current Account no. 00-157-000-1010

Account 2 (For Batangas-Based Patients):
Business Check:
Current Account no. 00-157-000-1100

Contact Numbers:

Manila: (02)5622954 / +639175979564
Batangas: (043)7563993 / +639228450008 / +639167331925

You can also leave a message below and I can forward your inquiry to CWFI.

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An IT person by profession; Foodie by nature; Wushu athlete by training; Dancer by heart; Writer by passion; Hasn't met a piece of cake she didn't like 🙂

50 Responses

  1. Tiffany

    What an amazing way to celebrate life! I think sharing your birthday was such an awesome gift not only to yourself but to them as well. It seems like the Cancer Warrios is a truly awesome foundation to help kids and their families get through a difficult battle in their lives.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I think it’s also a form of inspiring others to become more positive about life. Life does not end when you have cancer. Celebrating a birthday with the kids is an awesome treat.

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  2. Megan Elford

    What a wonderful way to support kids going through cancer treatment! The name “Cancer Warriors” is perfect :-). I love the whole idea behind it, and I think it’s amazing that you’re using your blog to get the word out.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Megan. I like their name, too. It voices out a simple but meaningful message about themselves. Fighting against cancer is really a battle that consists of both physical and psychological tests. I applaud the kids for being strong and also their parents for all the support.

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  3. Ourfamilyworld

    The Cancer Warriors Foundation, Inc. sounds like a great foundation. What an awesome way to celebrate a birthday. We did something like this in the past, but not with cancer patients. My daughter celebrated her birthday in an orphanage and instead of receiving gifts from her guests, we requested them to donate clothes, food and toys for the children.

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  4. monica

    What an amazing way to celebrate a birthday. Maybe I will copy Cyze’s idea for my next birthday. I did not know about this organization and I think it is pretty cool what they are doing. Will share with friends so they can donate as well.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Monica. 🙂 I thought it’s really a kind gesture to extend any help to make other people smile. Cyze showed a great example of how is it to be like a sister to the kids that day.

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  5. Kita

    I think birthday’s are great but it’s even better when you can give back and do for others. It makes birthdays that much more exciting when you can give your time to great causes.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Right. When I think about what I really want in life, material things are just things. Our actions and emotions mean so much more. I hope to be able to make more time and live a passion to get involved in social community service.

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  6. tammileetips

    What a great way to celebrate turning 30!! I have not heard of Cancer Warriors before! This sounds like a great organization to help kids with cancer like this, I wonder if they have a similar program in the US.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I’m sure there’s also a foundation in the US that strives for a similar cause. Ultimately, we want to end all hardships and celebrate life in all its glory. I just hope that Cancer Warriors Foundation will get more support from concerned groups and individuals.

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  7. Elizabeth O.

    This is a nice way of giving back. Spending time with and making these kids feel extra special is something very rewarding.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, it’s actually also a way of realizing your blessings in spite of everything. By sharing your time and stories with cancer survivors, they feel appreciated and special. 🙂

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  8. Chef Jay

    this is such a great way to celebrate a birthday party! There’s no better feeling than giving away your time for an advocacy you believe in. I’m sure these kids were quite happy indeed!

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  9. Karla | karlaroundtheworld

    This is such a great way to spend your birthday, touching and meaningful as well. We usually celebrate it with the less fortunate children or foundations but perhaps a foundation such as this could be something I should look into. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      You’re welcome! It’s a different way of celebrating a birthday. Oftentimes, people are caught up with throwing out a birthday party for themselves. This time, it’s to enjoy the day by making others happy.

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  10. Erica

    Awww what a great to celebrate birthday. This is such a humbling post. I’ve thought about doing something like this for my birthday at least once! I’m sure it will be meaningful.

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  11. Fred

    I applaud this worthy cause you helped as you celebrated your birthday. Cyze is your business, right? Or is that your nickname? Happy birthday!

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  12. Jason Panuelos

    I also haven’t heard of Cancer Warriors Foundation until today! I think what they do is so inspiring and touching!! So amazing to see such brave kids being celebrated 😀

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      You’re not the only one who hasn’t heard of them. This is why I think there must be a big effort to let their group be known more. What they’re doing for the benefit of many kids who have cancer is truly kind and remarkable.

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  13. Enzo

    What a great way to celebrate a birthday. This is very nice. You have not only shared your food to them but you shared a part of your life to the cancer patients. God bless you more.

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  14. nicol

    this is very touching. cancer warriors is such an amazing foundation. I’m trying not to tear up at work haha

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Mine is four years away. I’m also not looking forward to it. Just enjoy one day at a time and find purpose in life by spreading blessings and happiness to others.

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  15. papaleng

    What a noble way to celebrate a birthday. Thumbs up to Cyze. Good to hear too that ‘good Samaritan’ like you joined the celebration.

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  16. Pooja Kawatra

    This is so wonderful to celebrate the special day with others and bringing smile on everyone face.

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  17. Danessa Foo

    I like the name “Cancer Warriors” – a nice ring to it especially when it advocates the heroes that come out as they share their love and support for one another through the most challenging times battling the disease.

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  18. Yvonne Bertoldo

    Hello there, I’m wondering who Cyze is because you didn’t mention it on your post. Anyway, It was really nice to celebrate your special day with organizations such as this.

    Reply

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