Todo Responde Run: Race for Sendong Victims and Baby Raphael

I knew there was a reason I haven’t yet registered for the Go Natural Run (although registration is still open for it). Turns out, this weekend there’s a fun run for the benefit of Typhoon Sendong victims and baby Raphael Carlos Bautista. The TODO RESPONDE RUN will be held on January 14, 2012 (Saturday). Organizers promise 100% of the registration fee will go directly to the beneficiaries on race day itself — now that’s a first!

Registration started on January 6, 2012 at the following sites:

  • R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street
  • A Runner’s Circle (ARC) Unit H, Aloha Hotel, Roxas Boulevard, Cor. Quirino Ave.
  • RUNNR Alabang Town Center

Donations in kind will also be accepted at the registration sites. To donate in cash, visit

Let’s take a closer look at the beneficiaries:

Typhoon Sendong victims

In case you haven’t sent a financial donation through the PNRC website or sent a donation in kind through Sagip Kapamilya, the Todo Responde Run gives you a way to do so while also indulging your love for running. Eighty percent of the total funds collected from the registration fee as well as further donations will go towards aid efforts for Typhoon Sendong victims in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City.

Baby Raphael Carlos Bautista

Born premature weighing only 1.9 pounds, Baby Raphael is fighting for his life. With a hospital bill amounting to over P500,000 and still much more to be done to keep Raphael alive, his parents Richard and Cecilia are asking for help. Twenty percent of total funds collected will be given to them to help pay the hospital bill.

(I’m still verifying whether the money for Baby Raphael, if paid in lump sum, will be liquidated and accounted for so we know it was used for the hospital bill.)

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About Noelle De Guzman

Noelle De Guzman is a freelance writer and recreational athlete with over 12 years of experience in wellness and endurance sport. She believes sport and an active healthy lifestyle changes lives.

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