I fully SUPPORT Todo Responde Run
After the successful Rescue Run to help the typhoon victims in CDO and Iligan, like-minded running teams, runners and private companies planned to do the same.
TODO RESPONDE RUN: A Run for a cause for Sendong Victims & Baby Rafael
January 14, 2012 (Saturday)
TODO RESPONDE RUN
REGISTRATION FEES / GUN STARTS:
10K – php 350.00 (6:00 am)
5K – php 300.00 (6:15 am)
3K – php 300.00 (6:25 am)
- ROX at Bonifacio Highstreet, BGC
- ARC (A Running Circle) Unit H, Aloha Hotel,
’2150 Roxas Boulevard, Cor. Quirino Ave. Malate, Manila
‘Contact Numberphone: (02)567.iRun
- RUNNR – ATC, Alabang
I FULLY SUPPORT THIS because 100% of the registration fees will go directly to the beneficiaries, indeed a Run For A Cause.
TODO RESPONDE RUN, the story behind.
Francis Razon of EatPrayRun Sportswear, thru Facebook, made a call to respectable names in our community, to unite and launch a fund raising run event for the Sendong victims and baby Rafael. Great people responded. Michelle Estuar & Renan Morales, Raffy Santos & Edwin Soriano of runnersrunner.com, Raul Acuna of ARC, Rovic Canono of Greentenial, Jonel Mendoza of Front Runner, Jinoe Gavan of Takbo.ph, Jeff Lo of Pinoy Fitness, Team BGC. Running Host Boy Ramos, Tia de Guzman of Pepsquad events and even our Rio Dela Cruz of RUNRIO pledged to help the noble event. Hence, “TODO RESPONDE RUN”. And the chain of support continues to grow. However we are still calling upon other teams, organizers and institutions to be one with us in launching a noble grand event that will raise significant funds for the Sendong Victims and Baby Rafael.
Here’s the backgrounder:
Just last December 16, 2011, Tropical Storm Sendong (with and international name of Washi) took Mindanao by surprise and ravaged it with flash floods and landslides that left Cagayan De Oro and Iligan City in deep devastating disaster. According to Red Cross, the deaths have already reached 1200++. Most of them were asleep in the middle of the night on that fateful day when raging floodwaters crushed their homes from rivers and cascaded from mountain slopes, following 12 straight hours of heavy rains in Mindanao. Drowning has been identified as the main cause of death. Typhoon Sendong affected 29 municipalities, 278 barangays and 53,240 families (161,437 persons), with 1,194 injured and 636 still reported missing. 24,681 houses were totally or partially damaged and there are still 39,414 persons housed in evacuation centers to date.
We all agree that a child is a gift from God, and we are certain that Rafael Carlos is heaven sent to his parents, Richard and Cecilia. He was born last August 22, 2011, three months shy from his due and he stayed in the hospital since then. Because of much needed medication for him to survive, it causes a tremendous rise on the hospital bills in which his parents are now struggling to pay for. Richard, a runner, is the only one working while Cecilia is taking care of Baby Rafael Carlos. A total of Php200,000 has already been paid, but Right now, Baby Rafael Carlos is still at Pediatric ICU. Let us complete God’s gift to Richard and Cecilia by helping them pay for their dues so they can take Baby Rafael Carlos home.
As our answer to this call, we organized this event, “Todo Responde Run”. Get your body and your soul fit by running and extending your blessings. With race categories of 3K, 5K and 10K to be staged at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig on January 14, 2012, families and friends can enjoy the route and at the same time, extend their help as well. The proceeds will be fully turned over on the very day of the event to the beneficiaries, in cold cash. 20% to Baby Rafael and 80% for the Sendong Relief Operations handled by ABS-CBN’s Sagip Kapamilya and Philippine Red Cross. 100% of the registration fees will go directly to the beneficiaries, indeed a Run For A Cause.