Run/walk, save a life 2-A A +A
By Luci Lizares
Thursday, February 21, 2013
FOR the second year, the St. Scholastica Bacolod Alumnae Foundation Inc. launched its Run/Walk for a Cause 2 with an overwhelming participation.
The Foundation is alumni-based inspired by the Benedictine Spirit of Ora et Labora, committed to the upliftment of the poor and marginalized sectors of Negros Occidental through socio-economic programs.
Among its socio-economic programs are: Free Measles and DPT Immunization; Sponsor medical needs of indigent pediatric patients in a government hospital. On Educational Projects: they provide full or partial scholarships for deserving underprivileged children at St. Scholastica's Academy Bacolod or Holy Family Vocational High School.
They also provide preferred scholarships of the donor and financial assistance to the Holy Family Vocational High School, a school for indigent children.
In training and development projects, the foundation subsidizes and conducts skills training (livelihood, sports, and youth development) and values education for indigents.
Among the latest of the projects accomplished by the Foundation are: a Successful open-heart surgery of 1st beneficiary with Medical City partnership; SSBAFI MOA signing with The Medical City for open-heart surgeries; Negros Occidental receiving 178 wheelchairs; Provincial Hospital receiving medical equipment; 5,183 surgeries and consultations for Aloha Medical Missions 1, 2, and 3.
Save A Life beneficiaries now total 445 patients and Give A Life medical missions, which has benefited 9,000 patients.
The heart and life blood of foundations are generally donations from well meaning philanthropists who have been most generous with their sharing. Donations are received through their office in The St. Scholastica's Bacolod Alumnae Foundation, Inc. 2nd Floor, MC Metroplex Building, B.S. Aquino Drive, 6100 Bacolod City, Philippines 6100 or you can write them at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kolasa are a very innovative lot and to relieve benefactors of donation fatigue, last year they organized the Run/Walk for Life to raise funds. Because of its resounding success, another charity Run/Walk Part 2 with 1k, 3k, 5k and 10k was held again last Sunday with a humongous participation from the many invited groups milling around the Capitol Building at dawn.
To make the Run/Walk most interesting 3 celebrities from the small screen and big screen came to add glitz, excitement and fun to the event. These hunks are Derek Ramsay, Rovilson Fernandez and Fabio Ibe. It goes without saying that there were endless photo ops with these delicious, gorgeous hunks!
To enjoy a walk or a run and to save a life, what could be more fun? Part 2 on the Run/Walk 2 this weekend.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 21, 2013.