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Los Cabos, Mexico – Solmar Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce a resolute alliance between the Solmar Foundation, a non-profit organization created in honor of the late Don Luis Bulnes Molleda, the founder and visionary behind the Solmar collection, and the State Health Department of Baja California Sur to proactively lead the fight against childhood cancer.

This partnership has provided funding for the appointment of the state’s first oncologist, Dr. Eduardo Altamirano Alvarez, bringing with him for the first time, the ability for children with cancer to be treated locally and cost-effectively, as opposed to having to travel to the U.S. to seek medical care at considerable personal expense. 

“It is a great pleasure and honor for The Solmar Foundation to be part of this initiative to help fight childhood cancer,” said Ricardo Orozco Managing Director of Solmar Hotels & Resorts. “Our founder Don Luis was always willing to lend a helping hand to the local people of Los Cabos and there is no better way to serve his legacy than through the establishment of Baja California Sur’s first oncology office.”

Dr. Altamirano comes to the State of Baja California with a plethora of experience in the realm of treating childhood cancer, especially Leukemia. Since 1988, Dr. Altamirano has worked at the Pediatric Hospital in Sinaloa, Mexico, where he was Founder and Chief of the Hematology Department, Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine Department and held a Technical Secretary role on the State Board for Prevention and Treatment of Cancer in Childhood and Adolescence.  In addition to his extensive experience, Dr. Altamirano is a member of numerous associations including the Society of Mexican Oncology (SMO), International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP), Latin America Society of Pediatric Oncology (SLAOP) and has been appointed to many national positions throughout his career including five times on the Mexican Board of Oncology.

The Solmar Foundation also works with public agencies and non-government organizations to combine resources and direct assistance to the areas where it will do the most good. The foundation is a proud sponsor of several non-government agencies including orphanages, nursing homes and shelters within Baja California Sur. 

For those interested in making a donation or to learn more about the Solmar Foundation, please visit www.solmarfoundation.com.

Located on Baja California’s most exclusive and private beach, Solmar Hotels & Resorts offers guests privacy while still being able to enjoy the excitement of downtown Cabo San Lucas. The collection of five all-suite resorts offers guests the highest quality of service and hospitality. In the past year, two Solmar properties - Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa and The Ridge Luxury Villas - were awarded the prestigious Four Diamond rating by AAA. Additionally, TripAdvisor recognized Solmar All-Inclusive Resort & Beach Club and Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa for receiving high ratings and guest reviews on this popular travel site. Additionally, Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa was recently rated among the "Top 15 Hotels in Baja California" by Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards along with Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa, which was also included as one of the "World's Best Hotels" for the second year in a row. For more information about Solmar Hotels & Resorts, visit www.solmar.com, follow us on Twitter @SolmarResorts and visit our Facebook page.