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EXE RUN 2018 Dalagan para sa batang Negros

 

 

 

The Kalipay Negrense Foundation Inc., in collaboration with the Junior Chamber International Bacolod Executive, is organizing “ExeRun 2018: Dalagan Para sa Batang Negros”, starting 4 a.m. on November 18, at the Bacolod Government Center, its press release said.


Interested runners may sign up in any of the 3-run categories: 3-kilometer, 5km, and 12km. Non runners may also sponsor a Kalipay child to join in the run, that is part of the celebration of the National Children’s Month this November.


The “Fund Run” project is aimed at raising money to rebuild Recovered Treasures, a home that cares for disadvantaged children, or those homeless, abandoned, victims of physical and sexual abuse, orphaned, and neglected.


ExeRun project chair Stanley Tan said, “We had a wonderful opportunity to interact with Kalipay’s children. I can say altogether that it was a unique life-changing experience. We were given the chance to see the world from another perspective.”


He added that together with the JCI Bacolod Executive Team under the leadership of president Mhel Enderes Sillador, they have committed to be proactive in the campaign to raise public awareness of the sorry plight of abused children in Negros Occidental and make sure that organizations, like Kalipay Negrense Foundation, get to continue what they do, the press release said.


Kalipay has been working for the causes of disadvantaged children since 2007. The foundation manages two homes - Haven Home and Recovered Treasures - that currently house 101 children. It also supports communities where the needs and rights of disadvantaged children are protected and where they are empowered and allowed to grow in a fun, healthy environment.


Founder and president, Anna Balcells, said, “The past 11 years had been very challenging and we don’t know how long we can continue doing this. But the prospect of journeying with these children to live a life free from abuse and hunger, filled with love and joy, is what keeps us going. It is also a pleasant inspiration that organizations like the JCI-Bacolod Executive, composed of young professionals from different industries, adopted our cause.”


For more details, interested participants may call Kalipay Negrense Foundation at +63917-7711693, or register at Planet Sports, The Sports Warehouse, FourB’s Sportswear, the press release added.*

 

 

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