THE PANAMA MARITIME AUTHORITY PARTICIPATES IN THE LAUNCHING CEREMONY OF THE 2014 VERSION OF THE 20-30 TELETHON.
Panama, August 11, 2014
Sponsors and official guests, as well as a crowded media coverage attended the launching of the TELETHON 2014. During this ceremony, the Panama 20-30 Active Club announced its flagship project for 2014.
Mr. Tomas Avila, Secretary General attended this event on behalf of the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA). He sympathizes with this noble cause for the sake of the Panamanian children. Mrs. Miriam Rodriguez, Deputy-Director of the Public Relation Office of the Panama Maritime Authority also attended this ceremony.
During this year, the 20-30 Active Club rallies efforts in order to meet the extensive needs of the National Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, I.N.M.F.R. (Of its Spanish Acronym); this flagship project aims to build and equip new and modern facilities: fitness center for both children and adults, larger doctors’ offices and waiting rooms.
During the launching ceremony, the campaign slogan was disclosed: “If you believe in them, you will empower them” (lit., “If you believe, they will be able”). Eduardito Macre, the 2014 child-symbol was also introduced during the ceremony. Eduardito is a worthy example of someone who fights and perseveres tirelessly. Day after day, he fills both his parents and the Panamanian society with pride.
One of the main reasons for the 20-30 Active Club to choose the I.N.M.F.R., as the flagship project for 2014 is the restricted space that is available to provide nursing care to the increasing demand of children and adults in the area of physiotherapy. The lack of large facilities also restricts the acquisition of leading technology equipment.
The President of the version 2014 of the 20-30 Telethon, Mr. Antonio Roux, addressed those who attended this ceremony summoning them and all the Panamanian population “to support this noble cause, to make common cause, as they always have done in the past, to grow this project into a reality.”