The third Manny de Freitas Foundation (MdFF) for Cancer Family Dinner Fundraiser function took place on Saturday, 5 December 2015 at the Pizza Del Forno in the Park Meadows Centre in Kensington.
The MdFF aims to, amongst its various objectives, to support alternative cancer treatment, educational and support initiatives. The MdFF was borne out after the death of IFP Member of Parliament, Mario Ambrosini who saw improvements in his condition after undergoing presently illegal alternative treatments. Before passing away, Ambrosini asked de Freitas to continue the work he started in this field. “I made a promise to Mario that I would continue his legacy that he started, explained de Freitas.
“Our fundraising event proved to be most successful thanks again with the cooperation of Carlos Cardoso, owner of the host restaurant,” explained de Freitas. De Freitas said that after the dinner, the auction proved to be most successful thanks to the persuasive techniques of the Master of Ceremonies for the evening, Genevieve Le Coq who was able to convince those present to purchase various items on the auction.
“I am humbled at the overwhelming support at this function,” said an emotional de Freitas. Manny de Freitas explained that an education and information campaign will be rolled out next year, “Our campaign will aim at educating people about various alternative cancer solutions,” said de Freitas. De Freitas explained that although the traditional chemotherapy may well be a solution for cancer patients, in many other cases other treatments may well prove to be more effective.
De Freitas concluded that 2016 will be an exciting year for the Manny de Freitas Foundation.