When actress and children’s welfare advocate Anne Curtis started to join UNICEF way back 2009, she saw the very vast scope and challenges that this organization were facing like widespread malnutrition, violence against children, access to school and
basic necessities like water and sanitation.
Since then, she has given a lot of her time and helped financially to help raise awareness and funds so that UNICEF can continue doing what it does best for children — long-term, sustainable solutions that tackle children’s issues at the root causes.
To enable her to reach out and touch people from all walks of life to help children through UNICEF, she organized the Heroes for Children run to raise money for UNICEF’s First 1,000 days program. All the proceeds from this event go to lifesaving programs for children.
Now on its 2nd year, Ms. Curtis says that this run is to empower these impoverished children to have hope, healing, and know that they are being thought of and helped through fund raising programs.
Join the Heroes for Children Run 2016!
Run for the benefit of UNICEF with UNICEF Celebrity Advocate for Children Anne Curtis, Coach Rio and other heroes for children on 4 September 2016, Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds!
Runners can join the 5km, 10km and 21km race categories. Children ages 12 years old and below can join the 500m category. Registration fees are as follows:
Event Date: Sunday, 4 September 2016
Time: 3:00 am – 9:30 am
Race Organizer: RunRio Inc.
Start & End Point: Mall of Asia, PASAY CITY
- 500m – Php 300.00 (Singlet, Race Bib, & Loot bags with sponsors freebies)
- 5km – Php 700.00 (Singlet, Race Bib, TIMING CHIP, & Loot bags with sponsors freebies)
- 10km – Php 800.00 (Singlet, Race Bib, TIMING CHIP, & Loot bags with sponsors freebies)
- 21km – Php 1,100.00 (SINGLET, RACE BIB, TIMING CHIP, & Loot bags with sponsors freebies; MEDALS and SHIRT FOR 21KM FINISHERS)
ONLINE REGISTRATION: June 27 to August 19
IN STORE REGISTRATION: July 31 to August 28 at Chris Sports (10:00AM to 7:00PM):
SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, Glorietta, Market! Market!, Robinsons Place Manila and UP Town Center.
Anne Curtis runs for children to mark UNICEF’s 70th Anniversary (PRESS RELEASE)
10 August 2016, Manila, Philippines – UNICEF Celebrity Advocate for Children Anne Curtis calls on runners to join the second year of the Heroes for Children Run on September 4, 2016, Sunday, at the SM Mall of Asia grounds.
“I was deeply inspired by the support we received during last year’s run. From children with disabilities to serious runners, the public came together for a great cause. This year, I’m inviting everyone once again to be a hero for children. All proceeds will benefit UNICEF’s First 1,000 Days campaign for children’s health and nutrition needs,” says Curtis
“For 70 years, UNICEF has worked to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged, vulnerable, and excluded children around the world. Despite the many gains, the lives and futures of millions of children are still in jeopardy. In the Philippines, one out of three children under the age of five suffers from chronic malnutrition—the effects of which can be permanent, irreversible and even fatal after two years of age. UNICEF believes every child should have a fair chance at life,” UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander says.
The First 1,000 Days programme focuses on prenatal and early childhood interventions to prevent undernutrition, including quality care for mothers, proper nutrition and complementary feeding, and life-saving treatment for severe acute malnutrition. The effect of good health and nutrition lasts well into adulthood and is key ingredient in breaking the cycle of poverty.
Last year’s run saw more than 3,200 runners raise Php 3 million for the benefit of the First 1,000 Days programme. This year, the event aims to attract more runners to raise funds for the campaign.
“We are grateful for Anne’s dedication and significant contributions in raising awareness and funds for children in need. Anne’s power lies in her sincerity and genuine passion in everything she does. Through her support, we will continue to make a huge difference for children in need,” Sylwander adds.
Fans who want to support Anne but cannot physically run or be present on race day may donate on her personal SimplyGiving fundraising page at http://www.simplygiving.com/event/HeroesforChildrenRun2016. Ms. Curtis was appointed as UNICEF Celebrity Advocate in November 2014.
Online registration is ongoing at www.runrio.com/HeroesforChildren until 19 August 2016. In-store registration is ongoing until 28 August 2016 at the following Chris Sports outlets: SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM City North Edsa, SM City BF Homes, Glorietta, Market! Market!, Robinsons Place Manila, and UP Town Center (from August 15 to 28). The run is one of many activities slated in 2016 as UNICEF commemorates its 70th year helping to build a better world for every child.