Cordillera region joins Phil Red Cross nationwide Million Volunteer Run 2

By: 
Lito Dar / PIA
Posted: 22-Jan-2013 / 1 year 34 weeks ago

BAGUIO CITY,  (PIA) - - The six provinces of Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)  including Baguio City  are all  set for the simultaneous nationwide Philippine Red Cross’ Million Volunteer Run 2 (MVR 2) dubbed as “Run to Save Lives!”

scheduled  on February 10.
 
Oscar Paris,PRC Benguet Chapter Administrator  and Regional coordinator for MVR2, disclosed that  PRC Abra, Apayao, Baguio, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga and Mt. Province chapters will spearhead a Million Volunteer Run in their respective areas and with the whole region targeting about 18,000 volunteer runners.
 
Venues for the run will be Bangued in Abra, Luna in Apayao, La Trinidad in Benguet, Tabuk in Kalinga and Bontoc in Mt. Province. For Baguio City, assembly point will be at the Lake Drive of Burnham Park while in Benguet,  it will be  at the City Limit or Kilometer 3, LaTrinidad. . The municipality of Kabayan, Benguet will also hold  its r own version of MVR 2.
 
For Ifugao, it will be a Million Volunteer Run Caravan with schedules in four municipalities namely Lagawe, Banaue, Lamut and Alfonso Lista.
 
The MVR 2 is a simultaneous nationwide fun run which  aims to spur nationwide awareness on the value of creating a network of volunteers; make Red Cross felt beyond the chapters and well into the community level, and raise funds to support humanitarian activities.
 
PRC’s Million Volunteer Run was first conducted last December 4, 2011, in celebration of the International Year of Volunteers. The run was staged simultaneously in 78 cities  in the country and participated-in by over 400,000 runners.
 
With MVR 2, PRC hopes to make the event the largest of its kind in the world and propel the Philippines as a champion in the spirit of volunteerism.
 
Paris, in a statement, pointed out the importance of pushing for more awareness in terms of volunteerism especially in the Philippines , which in 2011 alone was listed as the most disaster-hit country in the world.
 
He also pointed out the importance of volunteers in helping advocate voluntary blood donation that is essential during times of calamities and disasters, which at present still needs more campaigning.
 
Paris along with PRC chapter  administrators  hosted a kapihan media forum here  on Thursday  to drumbeat the MVR2. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)

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