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NOTAFA to spearhead
fund drive for Suanque

The Negros Occidental Track and Field Association will hold `Walk-For-A-Cause’ fund-raising activity on September 30 in Bacolod City, to raise funds and help save the life of former Philippine sprinter and Negros Occidental athletics standout Marife Suanque-Guili,

Suanque has been diagnosed with cervical cancer and her friends and former teammates have been appealing for help for her medical expenses.

In response to the call for assistance, NOTAFA president Roger Banzuela said they agreed to hold the `Walk-For-A-Cause’, that will start at 6 a.m. from the New Government Center to Bacolod City National High School, passing through the Circumfeerential Road and Doña Juliana Heights. Registration fee will be P20 for students and P50 or more for professionals.

Before she was diagnosed with cancer, Suanque taught Physical Education at the BCNHS, where she finished high school.

Suanque was known for breaking the national Palaro record in 200m and 400m during the 1990 Palarong Pambansa in Pampanga.

After graduating from BCNHS, Suanque joined the athletics varsity team of the University of St. La Salle and won honors for the Stingers at national competitions.

She had an operation in July 5 this year and is currently undergoing six chemotherapy sessions of the required 28 sessions of radiation at the Perpetual Soucour Hospital in Cebu.*NAB

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