The Tour of Hope (TTOH) is an international non-profit initiative, made up of like-minded individuals who regularly set up biking tours as a charity project to help in fund raising efforts and awareness campaigns for cervical cancer prevention programs.
The Tour of Hope 2011
May 28, 2011 to June 1, 2011
Quezon City to Laoag City
5 days. 500 kilometers. 500 women saved!
Prologue will be on May 7, 2011
In the Philippines, the first Tour of Hope entitled, “Going the X-tra Mile to X-out Cervical Cancer” was held last September 13 to 17, 2008, involving 5 cities and 1 municipality in Northern and Central Luzon. This was a joint project of Bravehearts, Campaigns-PR, GeiserMaclang, Creative Juice, GlaxoSmithKline, Team David’s Salon and the Cancer Institute Foundation, Inc (CIF). This fruitful project raised awareness about cervical cancer and initiated support in the prevention and control of this disease in the country. Aside from the tour symbolizing women empowerment, this has also promoted the Philippines as a major bikers’ destination.
CIF which is a non-stock, non-profit organization whose aim is to support the Cancer Institute of the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) and its network alliances has been chosen as the major benefactor for the Tour of Hope-Philippines. The Cervical Cancer Prevention (CECAP) Network Program is one of its many major programs, which collaborates with numerous health organizations, both in the government and private sectors such as the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS) and other concerned local and international groups all working to eradicate cervical cancer in the country.
More details to follow…
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hello! me and my group (climb against cancer pilipinas) are very much interested to join. what kind of bike are we going to use? road bike or mountain bike? thanks so much for this opportunity to help.
Hi Nini! Thanks for your interest to join the tour. We normally use race bikes for the tour (minus the racing part). It’s lighter and more manageable. You can google Fiji bikes so you’ll have an idea. You can also rent bikes in Bike Town in Chino Roces.