On June 5, 2016, the Philippine Association of Paint Manufacturers had a part 2 of COLORS FOR A CAUSE, a fun run at the Bonifacio Global City Grounds. This fun run aimed to foster camaraderie among PAPM peers and at the same time raise funds and awareness for CERVICAL CANCER, a disease that cannot be easily detected in its early stages and yet is the second ranking female cancer, with over 7,000 cases reported daily worldwide. This was done through Bravehearts Coalition of the Philippines, a non-profit organization represented by Abbygale Arenas-de Leon. Also, on this day, there was also discounted booth for cervical cancer vaccination.
The program was started by giving an opening speech of our very own and also a Co-Chairman – Sports Committee of PAPM none other than Mr. Patrick Golangco. It was then followed by ZUMBA which served as a workout. This was done in different style of dance like traditional Jazz, Swing, Belly dance, etc.. with lively tunes. I’m pretty sure that every one of us was enjoyed it. There is a saying that “ZUMBA is pretty much the most awesome work out ever. Dance to great music with great people, and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it.”
The first run was for 10k runners. After ten minutes, 5k runners followed, then another ten minutes for the 3k runners.
When all the runners reached the finish line everyone felt fulfilled & successful. Everyone also enjoyed their freebies from various sponsors & happy to get the medals for finishers and took unlimited selfies and groupies on the stage.