Charity run raises P275K for Bohol-A A +A
Monday, October 28, 2013
JINGAY Lugay and Jose Jezerel Baguio ruled the 10K division of the Run for Sugbohol at the Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital Gym yesterday.
The event, organized by GMA and Run For Sight, managed to raise P275,000 for the earthquake victims in Bohol.
Lugay finished the race in 51:52 and beat Hazel Busa by more than five minutes. Busa got second in 56:20, while Joy Postanes got third place in 57:24.
Baguio topped the men’s category after crossing the finish line in 40:07. He was followed by Jimmy Primor (42:27) and Joshua Cañada (42:37).
In the 5K division, Vincent Bodaljos and Mary Luz Shimizu got the men’s and women’s titles.
Shimizu clocked in at 24:52 to win the women’s title over Marjie Villarta (27:12), while Cherelyn Villarta got third place in 27:46. Baguio won in 17:50 and was followed by Jieliez Zapanta (18:07) and Allan Ting (18:16).
Ting is a member of the board of directors of the Cebu Parklane International Hotel, which is also doing a fund-raising drive for Bohol.
“We joined the race to support Sugbohol. In addition also to our own fund drive, we will also be having a joint concert with international artist John Ford Coley at the hotel on Nov. 15. Part of the proceeds will go to Jesu Christi Mana Ministry for their Bohol fund drive and to help in the building of the new Cebu City Medical Center,” said Ting.
Despite having only a six-day preparation, the race attracted over 1,200 participants and RFS’s Dr. Potenciano “Yong” Larrazabal III said he was overwhelmed by the support of the Cebuano community.
“It is very fulfilling despite a very stressful six days in organizing a major run with over 1,000 runners. Compound that with the barangay elections, which resulted to us having a hard time getting our race numbers printed. It’s a good thing that Basic Graphics helped us,” said Larrazabal.
This is their fifth fund-raising run. Larrazabal said the event also coincided with his daughter Ysabella Adriana’s 14th birthday. She ran with her mom Donna in the 5K, while Larrazabal joined the 10K.
“Belle turned 14 today and we as parents are proud that she decided to start her birthday on a good note. That is why parents should always set a good example because kids will always take after them,” said Larrazabal.
“GMA Network and the Cebu Chamber of Commerce Inc. were also a big help in garnering support for our cause. I will never get tired of helping others as should others. Each and everyone has a purpose here and they have their own way of being in service to others, especially those in need,” said Larrazabal.
The P250,000 will go to the GMA Kapuso Foundation and P25,000 will be given to the CCCI, who are also helping the Bangon Sugbohol Movement.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 28, 2013.