A fun run that aims to raise public awareness that “bingot” or cleft and other craniofacial conditions are treatable and that free comprehensive care is available. If you support this cause then join the Miles for Smile: Run for Cleft Care happening on August 22, 2010 at the Fort Bonifacio Global City sponsored by the Noordhoff Cranofacial Foundations Philippines, Inc. (NCFPI).
Miles for Smiles: Run for Cleft Care 3/5/10/16K
August 22, 2010
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
– 400-m – Php 250
– 3k and 5k – Php 450
– 10k and 16k – Php 650
Group Category (10-member):
– 10k and 16k – Php 15,000
Online registration is available between June 15 – August 10:
1. Pay thru bank
Account Name: Noordoff Craniofacial Foundation Phils
Bank/Branch: Banco de Oro/Taft – Pedro Gil
Account No: SA 2410039614
Entry fees + Php 100 Delivery Charge
2. Register online thru www.ncfphil.org
3. For Metro Manila residents, race Kits will be delivered on or before August 15, 2010.
4. Non-Metro Manila registrants may claim their race kits on the event day from 4:30am-5:00am
On-site registration is between July 15 – August 15, 2010 at the following registration areas:– 2nd Level, ROX, Bonifacio Gihg Street, Taguig City
– Christ Sports
a. SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
b. SM Megamall, Ortigas, Pasig
c. Festival Mall, Filinvest, Alabang
– Pep Squad Events Office – Basement, YDG Building, 219 Katipunan Ave., QC
Download Registration Form Here:
For more details, call and (02)468-6449 or 0917-9908717
Or email [email protected].
WILL YOU RUN FOR A SMILE?
For some people, it takes time, sweat, the occasional tears and total commitment to yield one beautiful smile. The team of doctors and surgeons that make up the Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation Philippines, Inc. (NCFPI) do just that on a weekly basis as one in every 500 Filipinos are born with cleft.
On Mondays, children with “bingot” or cleft palates and craniofacial abnormalities can be seen crowding the east wing of Our Lady of Peace Hospital, a nondescript facility near the Bamboo Organ Church in Las Pinas. The numbers average to fifty in a day lining up to specialized cubicles for pediatric, dental, orthodontic, speech therapy, psychology and plastic surgery consultation. Tuesdays are reserved exclusively for surgeries to being done at Our Lady of Peace and PGH. “We are not a stitch-and-go medical mission. We provide the most comprehensive care based on world class standards”, clarifies NCFPI President, Glenda de Villa DMD Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. All the doctors are volunteers yet through consistency, they developed a systematized operation that every patient has already been attended to by 5pm.
The earlier the better – a two-day old baby can undergo surgery provided he’s healthy and within the normal birth weight. At the foundation, very young kids with cleft have very open smiles not knowing how they are different from others, but uninformed parents risk subjecting their children to social ignorance and discrimination.
On August 22 – Sunday at The Bonifacio Global City, NCFPI presents MILES for SMILES – ”It’s riding the running race craze but it’s a good way to reach a large audience and share the news that comprehensive cleft care is available for free?” smiles de Villa. Events are 3k, 5k, 10k and 16k for the Men’s and Women’s Open and 400-meter dash for kids ages 10 and below. Those who want to sponsor a cleft child can join the “10 for a Smile” group category with 10 participants for either the 10k or 16k (10 miles) events.
NCFPI is a non-profit organization inspired by the “love makes whole“ ideals of Dr. M. Samuel Noordhoff, a renowned American surgeon and philanthropist. Initially established in Taiwan and the US, the Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation aims to establish comprehensive cleft care centers sustained by support from local bodies.
For sponsorships and inquiries log on to www.ncfphil.org or call 4686449 or text 0917-990-8717.
“Please be advised that Miles for Smiles online registration is now closed. You may register personally at Chris Sports Glorietta, Chris Sports Mall of Asia, Chris Sports Megamall and ROX. For inquiries, please call Pep Squad Events & Marketing Inc. through 02-4393256 and 02-3486784.”