The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) gratefully acknowledges the relentless efforts of local personalities, including the media, in supporting the 5th Million Volunteer Run (MVR), the largest humanitarian run in the country.
These personalities have been helpful in promoting and disseminating the significance of the said fundraising event as well as the mission of PRC – to alleviate human suffering and provide adequate assistance to the most vulnerable.
“I would like to express my sincerest gratitude and give a salute to these people, for encouraging the public to participate in the largest humanitarian run in the country. Your support will enable us to provide the needs of families severely affected by calamities and conflicts,” PRC Chairman and CEO Richard Gordon said.
Local personalities who collaborated with PRC for the promotion of the Million Volunteer Run includes celebrities Robbie Domingo, Jerald Napoles, Kim Molina, Ogie Alcasid, Martin Nievera, Jeffrey Santos, news anchors Arnold Clavio, Connie Sison, Umagang Kay Ganda and Eat Bulaga hosts, Mayors Isko Moreno of Manila, Richard Gomez of Ormoc City and Vico Sotto of Pasig City.
“Anybody can run, we have so many things going, we really need funds because we have water tankers running around, gasoline is being spent in areas devastated by series of earthquakes that hit several areas in Mindanao last month, so we really need support. Everybody who contributes becomes a volunteer and becomes a person that carries the load, and not the one being carried,” Gordon added.
Gordon once again urged the public to do something life-changing and help Red Cross address humanitarian problems before they even occur.
The fifth Million Volunteer Run (MVR) will be held on December 8, at Quirino Grandstand, Manila and other parts of the country with the goal of raising funds to build the capacity of PRC’s 104 chapters by acquiring life-saving equipment, such as, ambulances, boats, fire trucks, and rescue vehicles; as well as conducting first aid and disaster resilience trainings in communities.
The funds will also further support the organization’s humanitarian interventions in areas hit by disaster and health emergencies.
For only P700, one can contribute to the cause by joining the run, which has two distances – 3k and 5k. The P700 fee covers a singlet, race bib, and an opportunity to be part of Red Cross 143 – a flagship program for community volunteers that enables them to be part of the front liners during response and disaster operations.
Moreover, PRC encourages companies and organizations to partner in the event. For details, contact +639175106343 or [email protected].