TACLOBAN CITY – About 3,000 running enthusiasts in Leyte are set to move their running legs on October 21 in four different areas in Leyte and Biliran for the biggest humanitarian run organized by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).
For PRC-Leyte, its chairman lawyer Miguel Tezon said during the media forum ‘Panginsayod’ of the Philippine Information Agency, the fun run will cover 3-kilometer along designated areas in Tacloban City and in the towns of San Isidro and Isabel.
A similar fun run will also be held in Naval, Biliran.
The advocacy run seeks to draw participation from government, corporate, religious, academic, and athletic institutions to rally their support for the impartial protection of life and dignity, especially of indigent Filipinos in vulnerable situations.
The proceeds of the event will fund PRC’s various humanitarian programs and lifesaving services such as its blood services, disaster management services, safety services, health services, social services, Red Cross Youth and volunteer services.
The fun run, according to Tezon, will reinforce the PRC’s role in the forefront in disasters and calamities, rescuing people, providing life-saving assistance and initiating recovery programs that provide beneficiaries with assistance to help them get back on their feet after each disaster, such as restoring shelter, livelihood, water and sanitation, health service and delivery, and education.
He added that joining the Million Volunteer Run can help the PRC provide more people to be resilient to disasters, bring assistance to the most vulnerable and help the Red Cross to be more prepared to respond to disasters and calamities.
In 2016, PRC Leyte contributed a net proceed of P 200,000 from the Million Volunteer Run.
Runners will be given singlets and join the raffle of prizes.