RUN AGAINST CANCER – APRIL 20, 2013

Posted: March 25, 2013 in My Runs
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Hi runners & friends!

The corridor of Hope, Inc., the official cancer support group of St. Luke’s Medical Center in cooperation with different cancer support groups, invites all of us to join a very cause worthy charity fun run: the Run Against Cancer, which of course will be for the benefit of indigent cancer patients and to help spread cancer awareness and bring hope to cancer patients and their families.

This event is organized by Huper Events and Productions Specialist International Corp.  Read on for more details:

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RUN AGAINST CANCER  RACE DETAILS:
Date: April 20, 2013 (Saturday)
Venue: Bonifacio Global City (BGC)
Events: 3k, 5k, 10k

RUN AGAINST CANCER  REGISTRATION DETAILS:

REGISTRATION  PERIOD: January 20 – April 18, 2013

REGISTRATION FEES & GUN START:

10K – P 800.00 5:00AM
5K   – P 700.00 5:15AM
3K   – P 600.00 5:30AM

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Race kit includes race singlet, race bib and race chip.

ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.runningmate.com

ON SITE REGISTRATION:
ST. LUKE’S MEDICAL CENTER CANCER INSTITUTE
QUEZON CITY AND GLOBAL CITY BRANCHES
IN-STORE REGISTRATION AND RACE KIT REDEMPTION (MARCH 30 – APRIL 18, 2013)
TOBY’S ARENA @ SM MALL OF ASIA
TOBY’S SPORTS @ GLORIETTA MAKATI
TOBY’S SPORTS @ ROBINSON’S GALLERIA
BROOKS STORE @ SM NORTH EDSA

SPECIAL PRIZES:

Medals and special prizes for TOP 5 finishers for each category
Round tickets for 2 pax for Batanes or Busuanga from SKYJET AIRLINES to be raffled to all registered runners
Sampling and freebies from Sponsors and Exhibitors

RUN AGAINST CANCER SINGLET & RACE BIB DESIGN:

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PRESS RELEASE:

Cancer remains a leading cause of death worldwide according to the World Health Organization. In 2008, it accounted for 7.6 million deaths (around 13% of all deaths). About 70% of all cancer deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries. Deaths from cancer worldwide are projected to continue to rise to over 13.1 million in 2030.

In the Philippines, recent studies from 2008-2010 have shown a steady increase in cancer incidence. It is also predicted that new cases of cancer will amount to roughly 82,468 new cases in both male and female.

Now, more than ever, it is important to spread cancer awareness and information to keep the numbers from rising
even further.

Challenging Realities

Cancer is a devastating disease that gnaws, not only on the patients, but also on their families. It takes its toll on their bodies, emotions, finances, and relationships. While there are available sophisticated medical technology and equipment, cadre of experts in cancer treatment and management, and protocols equal to the patients’ requirement for healing, the cost of therapy is prohibitively high. With the poverty rate at 45% in Q4 of 2011, most Filipinos cannot afford even the “standard-of-care” treatments. Unless we all step into the ugly picture and stand up to cancer, it might continue to cripple more families and claim more lives.

Frontrunners of Hope

Ever at the forefront of the fight against cancer, the country’s premier tertiary cancer center, ST. LUKE’S MEDICAL CENTER, partners with the St. Luke’s Cancer Institute’s CORRIDOR OF HOPE, INC., to help spread cancer awareness and bring hope to cancer patients and their families.

On 20 April 2013, the St. Luke’s Cancer Institute’s Corridor of Hope, in collaboration with ally medical practitioners, corporate partners, cancer support groups, and cancer patients and families, leads the race to life through RUN AGAINST CANCER, a charity run for the benefit of indigent cancer patients.

Cancer patients’ healing journey is often long and arduous. We can help bridge the gap between indigent cancer patients and their needed treatment if we’d altogether unleash the power of our feet. With our help, they just might be 3K, 5K, or 10K away from their recovery. Support the race to life. Run against cancer.

(World Health Organization, Cancer Fact Sheet, February 2012, http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs297/en/)

(http://www.psmo.org.ph/philippine-society-of-medical-oncology-leads-celebration-of-cancer-consciousness-week/)

THE OBJECTIVES:

• To raise a minimum of P 20M to help the indigent cancer patients of St. Luke’s Medical Center  and other hospitals
through partnerships with the cancer support and advocacy groups.
• To create avenues to establish partnership with advocates and supporters for sustainable programs to help the
indigent cancer patients.
• To increase awareness about cancer prevention and management.

THE TARGET RUNNERS:

• Cancer Survivors and Families
• Cancer Support Groups
• Advocates of Health
• Company delegates
• Churches
• NGO’s
• Students
• Professional Runners

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Hope to see you there guys! 🙂

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