Philippines Church organises Marathon to help disaster survivors
The foundations have been providing assistance to super typhoon Haiyan survivors; providing scholarships to deserving students and religious scholarships for those in priestly vocations.
The Knights of Columbus (KC) in Philippines is organising a Marathon, the Great Walled City Run, on September 7 at the historic district of Intramuros for the benefit of survivors in areas devastated by natural calamities like typhoon Haiyan.
Inspired by KC Philippines founder Jesuit Father George J. Willmann’s concern for the neediest, it is decided that the proceeds of the event be used to support the charitable activities of two foundations –KC Philippines Foundation and KC Fr. George J. Willmann Charities.
The two foundations have been providing assistance to super typhoon Haiyan survivors; providing scholarships to deserving students and religious scholarships for those in priestly vocations.
Some 3,000 people are expected to flock to Intramuros for the run that will have two athletic events - 5K race category for a Php550.00 registration fee and 10K for Php700.00.
Students will have a special discount. The registration fee includes a singlet, race bib and medal for the 5K category; the 10k category runners will get an additional finisher shirt.
Organizers are seeking collaborators who can partner with them.
Source: CBCP News