Clarissa Calingasan, to borrow her words of advocacy—“aspires to inspire”. At 43, Coach Clarissa, as she is fondly called is a certified life/business coach, a longtime businesswoman and has impressive titles, (Founding Partner of the John Maxwell Team/ Star Brand Philippines Outstanding Filipino Achiever award) plus a landmark project in her lap.
Called “Kaarawan Mo, Buhay Ko”, (Your birthday, my life) it is an advocacy program to help needy children and adolescents, regardless of nationality, social status, or religion. They work with communities to develop long-term solutions to alleviate poverty, and advocate for justice on behalf of the poor. The foundation acts selflessly and focuses solely for charitable purposes.
Why the birthday reference? Because it gives awareness to those needy people celebrating their birthdays and Clarissa’s vision is to see one birthday celebrant given hope and change their lives—as one celebrates a birthday, a new life begins for every child.
It is with this advocacy that Coach Clarissa is inviting others to share this common vision through a Fun Run which they have called the TAKBO MO BUHAY KO FUN RUN, to be held on April 27, 2014 at the CCP Complex, Pasay City.
For the benefit of Typhoon Yolanda Victims in Kanituan, San Miguel Barotac Viejo in Northern Iloilo.