10 December 2016, Biñan, Laguna. Running for the environment goes a long way, especially when nearly 500 participants, mostly youth – with a contagious, charged and energetic vibe at the latest #EcoRun2016 – gathered to run the 3KM “Isang Takbo, Isang Puno” (One Run, One Tree) sunrise mini-marathon and environmental fundraiser for FEED & RC San Pedro Magic tree-planting activities.
Organised by The Rotary Club San Pedro Magic, a FEED Living Legacy partner. Registration commenced at 4AM at Umbria Mall, Biñan, Laguna. San Pedro Magic’s members and volunteers were exceptionally prepared from onset, delivering a fun and fruitful program bringing nature closer to the people. Participants started the activity with a dance warm-up and pumped up music, equally anticipated as the EcoRun itself.
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Proceeds from the #EcoRun2016 will be allocated to FEED’s & Rotary Club’s tree-planting activities, promoting environmental preservation from Ridge to Reef in critical / disaster prone areas.
As the event promoted recycling, runners were encouraged to come in their coolest green running attire. Prizes were awarded to the outstanding runners with the most interesting running attire, as well as the top 3 female and male runners. FEED’s own Director of Partnerships, Anne-Marie Mananquil Bakker surprisingly came in 3rd in the women’s category. Aside from there 3rd medal winning, the PHP500 cash prize donation and t-shirt were donated back to the RC San Pedro Magic to continue plantings for peace.
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About The Rotary Club San Pedro Magic
Chartered May 15, 2015 by the Rotary International, the transition from being Rotaractors to Rotarians, was indeed ‘magical’. It was the dream of PP Edison “Magic” Ong, mentor to a number of Retractors who envisioned that Rotaractors must be trained to be Rotarians for continuity of service. The members decided that it was high time for them to start a difference in District 3820 to form a Rotary club composed of former Rotaractors. RC San Pedro Magic is the second club named in honor of Sir ‘Magic’, the Rotary Club of Manila Magic being the first.
Club members are composed of professionals trained during their Rotaract years. They were members of the Rotaract Club of San Pedro East, hailed Most Outstanding Club for ten consecutive years in District 3820. They were able to conduct projects such as “Big Ate Kuya”, “RACSPE Academy”, “Young Once”, “Project HOPE” and the notable “Grecnvironment”, which was recognized as Outstanding project in the Asia Pacific Region by the Rotary International – to mention a few.
RC San Pedro Magic was chartered during the term of 3820 District Governor Jojo De Guia, with the help of DGSRs PP Reggie Ponce (RC Sta. Cruz) and PP Erwin Serrano (RC San Pedro South New Generations). The club also gained support from Rotarians Oliver Alvarez, CP Charlie Chua and friends from the Rotary Club of Manila Magic RID 3810.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/TheRotaryClubOfSanPedroMagic/
About “FEED Active”
FEED Active was coined by PR advisor Kelly Deuster on December 11th, 2016, in response to joint environmental advocacies involving youth leadership, pubic awareness and action-oriented interventions that help raise awareness throughout the Philippines..
FEED has been involved with the RC San Pedro Magic since its first tree-planting activity held in Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon, restoring coastal communities through mangrove rehabilitation (August 2016); and the more recent urban planting for the San Pedro Urban Renewal (SPUR) project (September 2016).
Contact FEED to organise your customised event, whether Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or individual (Students & Volunteers for the Environment/SAVE): firstname.lastname@example.org, or call/text +63 (0)917 552 4722.