Outlook to run for five patients

BARANGAY Outlook Drive will punctuate its fiesta with its 2nd “Run for Life”, a three-and five-kilometer foot race on December 14, with proceeds from registration fees and donations going to five residents battling serious ailments – from heart attack to kidney failure.

“Like any other competition, the winners will receive medals and everybody who will run, jog or walk to the finish line will get a certificate of completion,” said punong barangay Mike Arnaiz.

“As in the initial run a few years back, however, we are sure that many will sign up not for the top finishes but for the spirit of sharing and giving that the yuletide brings,” he added. Some people will register but will not run, content that they are able to help is suffering.”

Some 200 runners in the senior, open and kiddies’ categories in both the male and female divisions are expected to answer the starting gun at 6:00 a.m. in front of the barangay hall beside the Townhouse Condominium. They will end at the District IV basketball court for an open-air Sunday mass and the awarding of prizes.

“Run for Life” will set the tone of the annual barangay fiesta and sports festival that will feature dance competitions, a basketball league and other athletic tilts.

The run is dedicated to kidney patients Christopher Gaspili and Roberto Dilinela, 27-year old lupus victim Myra Radam, 49-year-old Brenda Samson who is battling cancer, and former barangay tanod Mario Ringor who suffered a stroke.

Gaspili, 34, has been on twice-a-week hemodialysis treatment at the Cordillera Kidney Specialists since September last year.

Dilinela, a taxi driver, has been sidelined by the same ailment, which demands life-time blood-cleansing sessions and medicine maintenance to prevent body poisoning, coma and other complications.


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