My goodness. It’s been awhile.
Working with UNICEF has been one of the most fulfilling work I’ve ever done. Combine that with organizing a run and I’m doubly fulfilled!
The first Heroes for Children Run last year was a huge success in may fronts. First, it raised 3 Million pesos for the #first1000days programme of UNICEF – essentially and literally saving lives of children before 2 years old to make sure that they have an equal chance at a better life in school, at work, and in the community. Second, it allowed more people to know about UNICEF and how their various programmes help in nation building. Third, non-runners became runners and we had fun!
This year, Anne is at it again. Continuing what she started and solidifying her role as a strong Advocate for Children in the Philippines. Getting to know this lady is such a privilege. Her sincerity in using all her being to bring light to UNICEF’s cause is palpable and contagious. Hearing her talk and work on the #heroesforchildrenrun is a joy.
So, if there’s one run you cannot miss this year, I implore you to not miss this one. I have harassed my triathlon team, Team Endure to run this one and we have registered and are ready to be Heroes for Children on September 4. In a sea of Cyan blues (UNICEF’s color), we will be in Endure Cobalt blue.
In-store registration is ongoing until 28 August 2016 at the following Chris Sports outlets: SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall,SM City North Edsa, SM City BF Homes, Glorietta, Market! Market!, Robinsons Place Manila, and UP Town Center (from August 15 to 28)
Friends and fans who want to support Anne but cannot physically run or be present on race day may donate on her personal SimplyGiving fundraising page at http://www.simplygiving.com/event/HeroesforChildrenRun2016.