Last year, my officemates and I joined Miles for Smiles and I must say, this was one of the most cause worthy race I have ever participated in. We registered in the 10K group category which was called 10 For A Smile where 10 runners will run a total of 100kms for the operation of a kid with cleft palate.
Our team was successful and we were able to sponsor the operation of Alexandra Hayag, 4 month old baby with cleft lip & palate. This was the proudest moment of my running life as I was able to help a kid and change her life with that operation.
10 For A Smile Project
Patient: Alexandrea Hayag, 4mos
Disgnosis: Right complete cleft lip and palate
Alexandrea is the daughter of John Anthony (35y) and Cherry (33y) Hayag from Imus, Cavite. Her father is a company driver. She has four siblings: Ma. Cheryl (11y), John Kyle (9y), John Erick (7y), and John Andrei (2y). We repaired her cleft lip last September 7, 2010 at Our Lady of Peace Hospital, Parañaque. Her palatal surgery will be scheduled after she turns one year old.
Below are her pre-op and post-op photos:
And now, Miles for Smiles is back for another charity run that will help change the lives of kids with cleft palate. The event is presented by Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation, Philippines, Inc. (NCFPI) together with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines and The Smile Train to raise public awareness that “bingot” or cleft and other craniofacial conditions are treatable and that world-class, comprehensive cleft care is available.
NCFPI is a non-profit organization that aims to establish craniofacial centers that provide world-class services to Filipinos especially the indigents.
MILES FOR SMILES 2011 – RUN FOR CLEFT CARE!
Date: September 18, 2011
Venue: Bonifacio Global City
Events: Individual – 400m, 3k, 5, 10k, 16k , Group of 10 – 10k, 16k
AWARDS & PRIZES
Winners will receive medals & premium items. No cash prizes.
RULES & REGULATIONS
- While every reasonable precaution will be taken by the organizers to ensure the participants’ safety, it is understood that participants run at their own risk and the Organizers and/or Sponsors shall not be responsible or held liable for any injury, disability or death arising from training or occurring during participation in the race.
- Participants must wear the assigned bib and tag number on his/her chest. Participants not wearing a bib will be taken off the course by security officers.
- There will be no entry fee refund if the event is cancelled on account of force majeure or for causes beyond the reasonable control of the organizers.
- The Organizers reserve the right to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings or other media records for any legitimate purpose including commercial advertising without giving monetary consideration to any participant
- The Organizers reserve the right to limit and/or refuse entries without giving any reason.
- The Organizers will not entertain nor be in any way responsible for any disputes arising from incomplete entry details.
- Race category and race entry are strictly non-transferable.
- All winners must be physically present to receive their awards and prizes during the awarding ceremony. The Organizers shall have the right to forfeit the prizes of winners who are not physically present during the awarding ceremony.
- The Organizers’ decision is final.
- For prize winners or possible prize winners, disputes and appeals must be made on-the-spot within 30 minutes of the published results on the results notice board on-site or immediately after the prize presentation whichever comes first.
- For all participants, disputes and appeals regarding the results must be submitted in a written format, including electronic mail within 3 days of the race. Organizers reserve the rights not to entertain any dispute or appeal thereafter.
For more information you may visit their websites:
See you on the road! 😀