Puerto Rico Islanders Head Coach Adrian Whitbread and forward Jonathan Fana have accepted the challenge of shaving their heads in solidarity with cancer patients. This effort is part of an on-going program to be actively involved with various nonprofit organizations.
“I decided to be part of the project because we all in some way have been touched by cancer. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than helping these children smile. We are doing everything possible to help raise funds that can help give better diagnosis and quality treatment for them,” said Head Coach Adrian Whitbread.
Joining Coach Whitbread is the clubs lead goal scorer and Fan Player of the Year Jonathan Fana.
The CAP Foundation helps raise funds to help purchase equipment for the New Imaging Center at the Children’s Hospital. "This new equipment will be used to diagnose cancer and other diseases. It will also be useful for the new emergency room that opens to the public soon. With this project, the Children's Hospital expands its services and continues its mission to offer a first-in Puerto Rico to children and young people with cancer. In addition, patients who require specialist treatment don’t have to be moved to the United States. This program also help partents stay in the hospital and the families can stay together., "said Gretel Haeussler, CAP representative.
The Puerto Rico Islanders will dedicate the Sept. 15 game to CAP, so that fans can share with members of the Foundation. If you are interested in contributing to the CAP Foundation you can send a money order or check in the name of CAP to PO Box 19600 Fernandez Juncos Station, San Juan Puerto Rico 00910. Please make a note on the check that says Islanders Challenge.
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