Rotary Clubs in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental will be hosting a fun-run on March 28 called “End Polio Run: An Awareness to Save Lives.” The event seeks to raise awareness and funding for the eradication of polio, which recently re-emerged in the Philippines after the country was previously eradicated of the disease in 2000.
The event begins at 4:30 a.m., beginning at the Capitol Park and Lagoon, the run will be divided into several categories ranging between 1.6 kilometers and 10 kilometers.
“This is our way to contribute to the eradication of polio which, at the moment, has infected some 17 children in our country,” said Rotary Club of Bacolod North President Sugar Ababao. “Even one case alone can lead to [a] serious epidemic and we hope, through some of our activities, we can provide information to the public on how important vaccinations [are] against the disease.”
Meanwhile, Rotary Club of Bacolod East President Marinette Torrejon is expecting hundreds to join the event. (PR)