Island Petroleum Giving Back to the Community

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Image Source: IP Charity Colour Run

By Martha Louis – EMTV News, Madang

The 2019 Islands Petroleum Color Run ended on a high note. Participants woke up as early as 5am and walked down to Laiwaden Oval where the program kicked off at 6am.

The walk started from Laiwaden then to Coastwatchers, Kalibobo, Machine Gun Beach and ended back at the Laiwaden Oval again.

The main aim of the Color Run is to raise much needed funds for the Modilon General Hospital’s cancer wing and the maternity ward.

This annual event was launched in 2017 and this year marks the concept’s third run.

Last year the initiative (Color Run) raised a total of K393, 633.00, all of which will directly benefit nominated health centres, clinics, and hospitals throughout the country. Madang Province alone raised K60, 910.00

Image Gallery from IP Charity Colour Run: Islands Petroleum Colour Run in Madang.

This year (2019) Islands Petroleum took the initiative again to select Modilon General Hospital to be the recipient of the funds raised from the Madang Color Run. The hospital is in dire need of a new portable scanning machine to replace the old one which has been pulled out of service. The funds raised this year will go towards purchasing this equipment which is a critical diagnostic machine that the hospital must have in order to detect disorders in children, adults and pregnant women.

In representing Modilon General Hospital and the maternity ward, Doctor Ao, thanked Island Petroleum for the great initiative,
“Funds will assist in purchasing much needed equipment that is very essential in saving lives,” stated Doctor Ao.

Madang Islands Petroleum Depot Manager, Doshann Rengarhar, thanked the Madang community and business houses including sponsors for supporting this initiative that will go a long way in assisting our people and Modilon General Hospital.

Martha Louis

is a crime and court journalist based at EMTV’s Lae office. She has just joined the television industry after spending two and a half years as a radio journalist. She has a Bachelor in Communication Arts (Journalism) from the Divine Word University in Madang.

Martha Louis
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