T.H.Palm & Company makes a donation to the cancer fund

Making a DonationIn November of 2007, T.H. Palm & Company, one of the most popular and colorful stores on Palm Beach, made a decision to earmark a portion of its sales’ revenue to six local not-for-profit foundations, helping them via regular monetary donations, and giving back to the community, in the words of the ancient Kabala, making Tikkun Olam, helping in the repair of the world.

Shoppers at T.H. Palm & Company were asked to pick their favorite charity from a list of excellent local projects and Koningin Wilhelmina Fonds, made the top six.

Beginning with the first of November 2007, T.H. Palm & Company started holding back a portion of its income and this week, the second seasonal donation was handed over to the cancer fund by company associates Yvonne Bomba, Nilo Arcilla & Virgie Mapatac.

Queen Wilhelmina Foundation was founded on February 4, 1961 with the goal to prevent and combat cancer on Aruba. The foundation is not subsidized by the government and therefore each year during the month of April, it conducts a collection in order to continue the important work it does in the community.

There are over one hundred different forms of cancer and there are risk factors which everyone must be aware of. For that reason, fliers, lectures and informal sessions are used to raise public awareness. The foundation also makes a variety of educational materials available at the Information Centre.

When a person is diagnosed with cancer, the news has severe impact on the patient and on his/her family. Queen Wilhelmina Cancer Foundation is there to provide information and support besides guidance and also contact between current and former patients, those who survived, giving recently-diagnosed individual renewed hope.

The foundation also provides assistance, information and transportation for cancer patients who need to travel abroad to receive specific treatments. The foundation assists the family and explains what is expected and what kind of help can be found. Special beds and wheelchairs can also be arranged via the foundation.

You too can help make a difference just by shopping at T.H. Palm & Company. Two Percent (2%) of that sale is designated to one of six foundations. You choose which foundation you would like your donation to go to. It’s that easy!

If you would like more information about Koningin Wilhelmina Fonds you may call

them at tel.: 582 0412. You may also contact T.H. Palm & Company at Tel.: 586 8909 or email orders@salamanderholdings.com. T.H. Palm & Company is located street side at the Playa Linda Beach Resort and is open daily from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. except on Fridays, when it stays open to 11 p.m.