CMM 2017 Tanauan

Reposted from October 2016 Newsletter

Greetings CMM friends,

I am overwhelmed with excitement and anticipation for Tanauan mission. My wife and I are coordinating the Philippine American Association of North Carolina sponsored Carolina Medical Mission 2017.

This is a monumental task for us. This is our first experience at coordinating a medical mission. We are proud to bring CMM to our hometown of Tanauan, Batangas.

I am blessed to be surrounded with friends whose lives are dedicated to helping the poor members of our society. Among these are the exemplary medical team of volunteers led by Dr. Art de Leon and Dr. Fred Ng.The support of the Carolina Medical Mission team under theleadership of Emma Dempsey, Anita Ng and Dr. Rosemary de Leonhas been great. I am honored to have the support of my fellow PAANC board members, the Fatima Rosary Prayer group led by Lita Castillo, Couples For Christ brothers and sisters, and other supporters from the Triangle area.

I just recently arrived from the Philippines where I was finalizing some aspects of the mission. I secured the medical and surgical venues for CMM 2017. I also arranged local transport and inspected the CMM team hotel.

I hope and pray that this venture will be successful in improving the health of my marginalized kababayan in Tanauan.

I am privileged to be a part of this undertaking. May God Bless us all.

See you in Tanauan!

Ed Panganiban
PAANC Co-Chair
U.S. Coordinator CMM 2017 Tanauan