Consider this your Christmas present to society - local Italian restaurant Don Henrico's is going outside of its usual venture this December with a newfound purpose of saving lives, courtesy of a charity marathon event.
Named the Don Henrico's Run: Help Save a Life Today, this urban race aims to aid the Sagip Buhay Foundation, a local organization that provides medications to our les fortunate brothers and sisters admitted at the Medicine Wards and ICUs of the Philippine General Hospital in Manila.
The run will take place at the CCP Complex, Pasay City on December 17, 2011 at exactly 3:30pm - just in time to catch a glimpse of the scenic view of the sunset bay, according to the organizers. Clever idea.
Interested participants can register at 3K, 5K, and 10K races at all Don Henrico's outlets in Metro Manila from October 25 to December 15, 2011. And for a registration fee of P600, runners will be entitled to a race kit that includes a singlet, a bib number, and an exclusive post event shirt. Food and snacks from Don Hen are also in line after the run. Best race bargain ever.
And to make things even better, the top three placers for each category will also receive cash prizes - P5,000 for the winner of the 10K run, P4,000 for the winner of the 5K run, and P3,000 for the winner of the 3K run.
The entire proceeds for this event will help provide assistance to healthcare professionals at the said hospital, which inevitably leads to more financially dependable patients getting treatment and more lives saved.
"One of the brand's mission statements is to share and help improve the quality of life in the community that we serve," says Anthony Mercado, Corporate Marketing Manager of Don Henrico's Pizza Foods Corporation. "And what a better way to celebrate the Christmas season than to do something you love at the income of those in need."
For more information on this run, log on to www.donhenricos.net/run. For queries and suggestions, participants can also get in touch with Mr. Mercado at 0922-8741337 or visit the the Don Hen Facebook page here.