UNICEF, through the initiative of Celebrity Advocate for Children Anne Curtis, is holding a running event dubbed as the “Heroes for Children Run” which is meant to achieve a very good purpose – to help fund the “1,000 Days of Life” Campaign.
The campaign, we were told, was launched to focus on the much-needed health and nutrition support in the critical first thousand days of the life of a child: from conception through pregnancy, to childbirth, and through to the child’s second year and beyond.
This race is the first ever running event to be organized by Anne Curtis, UNICEF’s Celebrity Advocate for Children, and a running enthusiast herself. “I am very much invested in health and fitness. I thought a benefit run that demonstrates health and wellness is a great way to raise resources to support children to have the best start in life! Proceeds from the run will help fund UNICEF’s ‘1,000 Days of Life’ campaign,” Anne said. She will be joined in this run by her celebrity friends as they make running as a means to raise funds for children.
During the contract signing and press launch of the #HeroesforChildrenRun, Anne Curtis was there together with UNICEF Philippines Representative Lotta Sylwander. “In the Philippines, at least 3.4 million Filipino children are stunted. Undernutrition accounts for over half of the 95 daily under-five child deaths. The ‘1,000 Days’ campaign will focus on much needed health and nutrition support in the critical first thousand days of the life of a child: from conception through pregnancy, to childbirth, and through to the child’s second year and beyond,” said Ms. Sylwander.
“UNICEF greatly appreciates Anne’s initiative to raise funds to support the critical needs of young children’s health and well-being. She is personally leading this event and has mobilised her own networks and resources to make it happen.” Added Sylwander, “I accompanied Anne on her first field visit with us. She is committed not only to learn, but also to contribute in changing the lives of the Filipino children for the better. Her popularity and large fan base is an asset in drawing due attention to the needs of Filipino children.”
As a mom, I feel strongly about this campaign as I know that it is very important for children to be properly nourished especially in their formative years. This run event again gives runners the opportunity to not just go out and run but run with a purpose.
I encourage everyone to register for this event now if you have done so, and help UNICEF provide a lot of kids the proper health and nutrition they all so deserve.
Race details below. 🙂
HEROES FOR CHILDREN RUN
OCTOBER 25, 2015
SM MALL OF ASIA
RACE CATEGORIES AND FEES:
- ONLINE: September 11 – October 11, 2015
- IN-STORE: September 23 – October 21, 2015
REGISTRATION FEES AND INCLUSIONS:
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