World Goa Day
The Goan Overseas Association will be celebrating
World Goa Day on
Saturday July 24th, 2010 at Centennial Park (AREA 7). This
is our International Charity
Picnic under the Charitable Portfolio of the
G.O.A. and funds collected will be sent to Mombasa, Kenya to
assist Ms. Roseleen DeSouza.
Ms. Roseleen DeSouza resides in Mombasa, Kenya and has
battled medical conditions for many months. Most recently
she has been diagnosed with cancer, which has required
hospitalization, medication and chemotherapy. All of which
have exhausted her medical insurance. Roseleen has three
siblings, one sister lives in Toronto (Marina/Prip DeSouza).
Currently, Roseleen is going through radiation treatment (in
Mumbai). On her previous trips to Mumbai, she was able to
take someone with her as she required assistance. This means
2 air tickets, hotel accommodation and food. Her funds are
now exhausted and she has to travel to Mumbai on her own.
Unfortunately, she has no family or friends in Mumbai to
assist her. Her family has assisted with the payment of some
of her bills which have amounted to approximately $10,000.00
As an Association, we would like to pull together and assist
Roseleen in an effort to alleviate her financial burdens so
that she can focus on her recovery.
This note is from a friend of Roseleen's in Mombasa
This may not be appropriate for
you to know, but I would like you all to know that before
Roseleen had these medical problems, she was always there to
help sick people and visit them whether in hospitals or in
their homes with something they could eat. Her visits to
people were very much appreciated by all. Even if they lived
far, she would make sure she went to see them. Now it is our
turn to assist her. I know God is keeping Roseleen under His
Loving Care and guiding you all to assist her.
If you are not able to attend the fundraiser picnic but wish
to assist Roseleen, you can send in a donation. Kindly make
cheques payable to the Goan Overseas Association (with a
note in the memo field re: Roseleen DeSouza), mail to Seira
Furtado. 5461 Bestview Way, Mississauga, Ontario L5M 0B1.
Click for Flyer
- book your tickets by July 10th
- contacts on flyer.
Lunch for only $8.00 (adults) along with masala tea in a
take home mug for paying adults.
for all ages
soccer tournament for children 5 to 10
on site to entertain you with his awesome music for your