A statistical report in 2014 by Mundi, indicates a high population of approximately 12-million residing in the metropolitan area alone with an estimated poverty rate of 26% exists, ranging much higher for farmers, fishermen, the self-employed, women and children. Many Filipinos avoid medical care and treatment due to this very reason. Extremely low household income levels and high out-of-pocket costs for medical care, averaging at approximately 52% of the entire medical cost, keeps the people away from receiving the medical care they need. Due to these conditions, Stanley Togikawa, through the Shiraki Memorial Foundation, felt it necessary to contribute his time and funding towards the physical needs of the people in the Philippines with medical equipment and supplies which will be distributed to hospitals and care homes in and near the Metro Manila region.
Besides the physical needs of the Filipino people, our team believes it is vitally important to meet their Spiritual needs as well which is why Mr. Togikawa formed a medical and music mission partnership with Dennis James Lee and the Free To Follow Band so together they can assist the people of the Philippines in the aspect of its great physical and spiritual need.
Therefore, from April 9 through 16, 2015, Dennis James Lee, and the Free to Follow Band, along with their gracious and lovely hula dancers, will visit care homes, hospitals, orphanages, and drug rehabilitation facilities in many provinces such as Metro Manila, Pangasinan, and more, bringing an abundant flavor of Hawaii and its Spirit of Aloha (Love) from our Ke Akua (Heavenly Father) with a sincere message of Hope for the broken through Hawaii’s Christian and Cultural music and dance, sharing their God-given gifts as well as testimonies of how their lives were transformed by the loving Grace of God .
As a Title Event Sponsor, your corporation will demonstrate its full support of the Philippines and its people, being recognized as a partner in this mission for the betterment of the people. Your corporate sponsorship will gain honor and respect from the Filipino community in Hawaii as well as the Philippines with the potential of increasing your business popularity and success!