My super friend Rona and her husband works at Philhealth and as early as last year, they were encouraging us to join the Philhealth Nationwide Run on February 17. And I even saw that there is onsite registration at the Sports Loop in Robinsons Galleria on Feb 2-11. So convenient!
From to the run website, 18 SITES, 18 YEARS, 1 NATION
The nationwide run on February 17, 2013 marks PhilHealth’s 18years of service to the Filipino people, having been established in 1995 with the enactment of Republic Act 7875.
The event’s simultaneous staging across 18 sites in the country emphasizes the point of unity and oneness in aim and spirit. As PhilHealth’s 18th year anniversary celebration for February, dubbed National Health Insurance Month through Presidential Proclamation No. 1400 in 2007, it will surely stand different from the rest as one of historic and great proportions.
In support of the country's efforts towards achieving the Millenium Development Goals of reducing child mortality and improving maternal health, proceeds from the event will be used to support national and regional institutions promoting the protection of mothers and children in the country. The national beneficiary of the PhilHealth Run 2013 is the Philippine Children's Medical Center, and local beneficiaries vary per region. More than just a running event, it endeavors to uphold the importance of our mother’sand children's health in the challenge of nation-building.
I really want to join the run but I have a Cambodia trip two days after this event and I am saving all my money for that trip so I am not really sure if I can join. But please do if you can. Details are below:
Philhealth Run 2013