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A message from Catherine Freeman

Going for Gold!

In May 2005, I participated in an event which is one of those rare things that comes along once in a while and changes your life! My visit to the Dr. Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital in Manila, the Philippines, with members of the Springboard Foundation to open the Catherine Freeman Respiratory Ward afforded me the opportunity of meeting many children who were being treated for respiratory ailments and cancer. Their need and suffering was great and yet the support that has been given to them by the Springboard Foundation not only eases the suffering but saves lives too; I feel so proud to have been able to support such a worthy foundation.

Christmas should always be the best of times for everyone. The sad reality, however, is that Christmas can in fact be the worst of times for some people. Please support the Springboard Foundation and give a life this Christmastime by pledging your support to their goal of reaching ONE MILLION PESOS by December 25th, 2005. What better way to make a statement to the Filipino community that your community cares about their children!