Anne Curtis runs for children to mark UNICEF’s 70th Anniversary
UNICEF Celebrity Advocate for Children Anne Curtis calls on runners to join the second year of the Heroes for Children Run on September 4, 2016, Sunday, at the SM Mall of Asia grounds.
“I was deeply inspired by the support we received during last year’s run. From children with disabilities to serious runners, the public came together for a great cause. This year, I’m inviting everyone once again to be a hero for children. All proceeds will benefit UNICEF’s First 1,000 Days campaign for children’s health and nutrition needs,” says Curtis
“For 70 years, UNICEF has worked to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged, vulnerable, and excluded children around the world. Despite the many gains, the lives and futures of millions of children are still in jeopardy. In the Philippines, one out of three children under the age of five suffers from chronic malnutrition—the effects of which can be permanent, irreversible and even fatal after two years of age. UNICEF believes every child should have a fair chance at life,” UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander says.
The First 1,000 Days program focuses on prenatal and early childhood interventions to prevent malnutrition, including quality care for mothers, proper nutrition and complementary feeding, and life-saving treatment for severe acute malnutrition. The effect of good health and nutrition lasts well into adulthood and is key ingredient in breaking the cycle of poverty.
Last year’s run saw more than 3,200 runners raise Php 3 million for the benefit of the First 1,000 Days program. This year, the event aims to attract more runners to raise funds for the campaign.
The event consist of 4 categories namely, 500m (for kids), 5k, 10k and 21K. Anne Curtis will be running the 21K category, so train and run with her.
Fans who want to support Anne but cannot physically run or be present on race day may donate on her personal SimplyGiving fundraising page at http://www.simplygiving.com/event/HeroesforChildrenRun2016.
EXCITED ALREADY?.. HERE ARE THE RACE DETAILS
Online Registration: June 27 to August 19
In-store registration: July 31 to August 28
*For online credit card transactions, an additional PhP 200 will be charged for online processing fee and race kit delivery.
HERE ARE THE RACE ROUTES
The Heroes for Children Run 2016 is organized by Anne Curtis and co-presented by RunRio through the support of the following sponsors: