I am a Runner
I am a Hero
If you were at the Condura Run 2009 yesterday, running or not, you may have seen the above-captioned phrases printed on the back of the yellow shirts of several runners. This stand as some sort of a battlecry of the I Am Ninoy Runners, a new running group for a cause that was launched at the said foot race.
I Am Ninoy Movement
The I Am Ninoy Runners is an offshoot of the I Am Ninoy movement which was organized last year. The movement is not political in nature but a campaign to bring out the hero in every Filipino. It’s core message is the selfless giving of the best of ourselves for our countrymen and women and the advancement of the country as a whole.
I Am Ninoy Runners Group
I have been lucky enough to be invited to be one of the first members of this group which is composed of professional and amateur runners. The I Am Ninoy Runners wants to help address the deterioration of the Philippines’ educational system through the simple act of wearing the I Am Ninoy Runner’s shirt during a run or other occasion. How do we raise funds out of that? The campaign is designed to gather institutions and/or individuals as sponsors in every race that we participate in. All donations go directly to charity which will be a specific public school at each race, the Aquino family or its foundation will not receive a single centavo.
For the I Am Ninoy Runners, one doesn’t have to give up his/her life like Ninoy to be a hero. A simple act of kindness, is enough. And what a best way to become one is to do what we are passionate about – running. We satisfy our love for running and become a hero to the thousands of children who want to learn and have a better life.
Interested already? The I Am Ninoy Runners are accepting new members. Visit the I Am Ninoy Runners’ site to get to know about the group more and for details on how to become a member. Click here if you want further information regarding the I Am Ninoy Movement.
Note : Many thanks to Ms. Mayi Lopa and Ms. Jaymie Pizarro for the invitation to become part of this group.