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Aug 11, 2015

1000 Smiles Hosts Event in Belmopan

A Thousand Smiles For Cleyon will be in Belmopan this weekend. The foundation which assists children with Cancer will be hosting a fundraiser in the memory of Henry Griffin who passed away last September. Griffin was one of the children living with cancer that A Thousand Smiles was assisting. Today, we spoke with organizer Michelle Rudon and two special little helpers about the event on Saturday.

 

Michelle Rudon, Founder, 1,000 Smiles For Cleyon

“Henry was very popular and well loved in Belmopan, that’s why the event is being held in Belmopan because it’s in honor of him and to raise awareness that unfortunately a lot of our children is coming down with cancer in Belize. We need to educate people. We need to get involved. It’s going to be a good day and a very, very good event. We are bringing in someone from Mexico. He is a Zumba instructor and he is very, very good and very popular. People can come out and there will be food and drinks on sale. We will have a DJ with good music. It’s going to be a very good quality fun for the family.”

 

Michelle Rudon

Andrea Polanco

“Okay and the proceeds from that event will go towards the foundation?”

 

Michelle Rudon

“All the proceeds are in aid of the foundation, so you come out and have fun, dance, sing and you know that at the end of the night, all the proceeds are going to a very good cause.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“No, I also know there will be a special highlight with the release of the balloons, talk to us about that?”

 

Michelle Rudon

“Yes, at six p.m. we will be releasing hundreds of yellow balloons in to the air in memory of Henry and yellow balloons because yellow is the colour for cancer and children. That is going to be very significant and good for Henry’s family. We hope it will help them heal and it is very special to us because we were devastated when we lost Henry.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“What do you want to tell people to come out and support the event on Saturday?”

 

Karis & Katia Kuylen

Karis Kuylen, 1000 Smiles For Cleyon

“That there is gonna be books there, soft drinks, food, games.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“It’s going to be a lot of fun?”

 

Karis Kuylen

“Yes, it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Are you going to play with the other kids that out there?”

 

Karis Kuylen

“Yes, I am going to play with other kids.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Why do you like to be a part of the foundation?”

 

Katia Kuylen, 1000 Smiles For Cleyon

“Because it’s a lot fun.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Do you like to help other kids?”

 

Katia Kuylen

“Yes.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Why do you like to help other kids?”

 

Katia Kuylen

“Because when we help other kids, they get better fast.”

 

Karis Kuylen

“Help us to raise money for Cleyon, Isaac, Mia and Aldane.”

 

Katia Kuylen

“To support one thousand smiles for Cleon.”

 

The events kick off at six on Saturday and end at twelve midnight and will be followed by an after-party. It’s all taking place at the Comprehensive School.

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