Saturday, November 5, 2011

Race for Life 2011: Putting the Fun Back in Run

Real Life Foundation, an advocacy instituted less than four years ago by the Victory Christian Fellowship, aims to transform the lives of poor families and communities through hope, education, and community service. Aside from providing basic programs like financial support to marginalized, but deserving, high school students, the foundation also trains them in practical skills and character development which is the main thrust of this organization. Real Life Foundation covers 180 beneficiaries in various areas in different regions of the Philippines.

One of the foundation’s standing principles is that they don’t believe in dole out giving of just paying the tuition fees of students. Instead, they give more importance to investing in young peoples’ character development by mentoring them in leadership, Integrity, faith and excellence.

According to Mr. Vince Bitana, Program Director of Real Life Foundation, everybody can be part of Real Life by engaging themselves in the Adopt-a-Scholar Program. This offers potential donors, whether individual or group, to help a Real Life scholar by pledging P20,000 annually for a student’s high school education and P50,000 for college scholars. The sponsorship pledge will cover tuition fees, uniforms, books and other school supplies. Through donors’ financial support, the help can even extend to cover other necessities like decent meals and travel allowances.

For those who have the heart to help but don’t have the capacity to support a scholar, there are other ways. Chris Sports, one of the leading sporting goods hubs, also expressed its support by inviting members of the quad media in an intimate gathering early tonight at the SM Mega Mall. Attendees were encouraged to join Real Life Foundation’s first fundraising fun run that will be held at Every Nations Building Grounds at the Bonifacio Global City this coming November 12, 2011, Saturday. The run will cover three major categories with distances in 3k, 5k and 10k runs.

The proceeds of the fun run will go to the Adopt-a-scholar Program where more underprivileged high school and college students can have the chance to finish school and fulfill their own individual dreams. The run will also be a suitable venue to let the public be aware of the plight of many Filipino children who are not in school because of poverty. The foundation wishes to encourage everyone to do their share in supporting the cause through participation in this running event.

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