Running, Sports

World Vision Run 2016: June 26, 2016

Run and give kids a healthy start in life

Running is arguably one of the most popular sports today — and the most preferred fitness exercise by Filipinos. It boasts of many health benefits, promotes healthy lifestyle, prolongs life and in some cases, may even save lives.

World Vision Run is an annual charity event that promotes healthy lifestyle through running, while also raising funds to help secure a better future for thousands of Filipino children. When you run for World Vision, you’re not just running for your own health, but for children.

Malnutrition is still the leading health problems among Filipino children. The National Nutrition Survey shows that 2 out of 10 children under 5 are malnourished. Meanwhile, 10 million children die before their 5th birthday every year due to preventable diseases.

For almost 60 years in the Philippines, World Vision has taken huge strides to ensure that Filipino children enjoy the fullness of life they deserve. Proceeds from this charity event will be used to fund nutrition interventions in areas where chronic malnutrition is most prevalent.

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Run Rio with World Vision Youth Ambassadors and officials
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Nel and Sherdon with World Vision Youth Ambassadors

Now on its 5th year, World Vision Run offers a bigger and more fun-filled activities the whole family will enjoy. The event is happening on June 26, 2016 at the Blue Bay Walk in Pasay City, with an expected 7,000 participants. Race categories include 3k, 5k, 10k, 21k, and a 500-meter dash for kids. The event is co-presented by Run Rio, Inc.

For more information about World Vision Run 2016 and registration details, visit worldvision.org.ph or call 374-8413 and look for Nina or Michelle.

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About World Vision

World Vision is an international Christian humanitarian, relief, and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.

Now 59 years in the Philippines, World Vision assists more than 100,000 poor children with their families and communities nationwide regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender, with nearly 70,000 sponsors locally and internationally; by providing emergency assistance to children and families affected by natural disasters and civil conflicts, working with communities to develop long-term solutions to alleviate poverty and advocate for justice on behalf of the poor.

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