TACLOBAN CITY, (PNA) — Organizers of last July’s successful PARM-MOVE Run Pilipinas 2013 in this city will bring the event to the municipality of Abuyog in Leyte in September 31.
Dr. Raymund Balverde, over-all chairman of the Philippine Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine (PARM) Visayas, said that the Making Ourselves Vigilant to Exercise (MOVE) is an advocacy to encourage the community to exercise and promote fitness to persons with disabilities (PWDs).
The proceeds will be used for the educational assistance of children with special needs enrolled in Gabaldon Central School in Abuyog.
The first-ever PARM MOVE Abuyog will have five-kilometer, three- kilometer and one-kilometer distance for pre-schoolers, senior citizens and children with special needs.
The registration fees are P300 for the 5k and P250 for the 3k and 1k with race bib and tee shirt for all the race categories.
The idea of the run is to have able runners running alongside with the differently-abled persons or children or helping them out during the run according to Balverde.
“We plan to introduce the run to other local government units in Eastern Visayas so they can also raise funds for their PWDs,” Balverde added.
The PARM-MOVE group is a national organization formed six years ago. They extend their endeavor for the welfare of all PWDs nationwide thru this activity. It held annual fund raising run in the cities of Quezon, Davao, Iloilo and Cebu and first for Tacloban City this year which attracted nearly 3,000 runners.
One of the projects of the organization is PARM Mobility Clinic won that won the Philippine Medical Association Award as Outstanding Project of a Specialty Society 2012.
According to Mayor Octavio Traya, the local government unit of Abuyog and the Department of Education organized this event. The organizers are inviting more entities to sponsor the event so that the PWDs need not pay their registration fees.
The registration forms are available at the office of the municipal Social Welfare and Development office, office of Sangguniang Bayan Member Lemuel Gin Traya and Jonathan Budlong of Gabaldon Central School.
Only the municipal accountant Michelle Lesiguez is allowed to receive registration payment. The PARM-M.O.V.E. Abuyog team will accept registration at Robinsons Place Tacloban City in September 8.