Viral post about free chemotherapy in El Paso untrue


El Paso Children’s Hospital is coming forward to say that a social media post that has gone viral over the weekend simply isn’t true.

The post initiated after someone posted a photo of a sign at an area bank stating that “El Paso Children’s Hospital in conjunction with Dr. Yolanda Lagunas, have a program where for every 200 bottle caps collected, they will sponsor one child’s chemotherapy session for free, at no cost to the family. The program is strictly for local children who receive treatments at El Paso Children’s Hospital.”

The plea goes on to request plastic bottle caps from water, soda, Gatorade, milk containers and juice bottles. 

Unfortunately, the sign isn’t accurate.

Monday, KTSM reached out to EPCH to determine the validity of the viral post. The following statement was sent directly from EPCH: 

El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation and Dr. Yolanda Lagunas wish to convey that the representation made in this poster is not true.

We value our partnerships with our community and hope to find the source of this poster. If you have further information please call 525-0504.

If you would like to help our Foundation and the different services at El Paso Children’s Hospital we ask you to please work with El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation. There are many opportunities for your businesses to get involved.

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