This cycling event, the Tour of Hope, has found its way to this running blog because 1) I support the fight against cervical cancer, 2) some of these cyclists are runners, and lastly, 3) my big sister requested me to promote it; she is the event organizer.
I initially wanted to join this until I realized that it coincided with TNF at Clark and…uhm…I haven’t biked that far in my entire life. Maybe next year. At least I can help by making a pledge. You can too!
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide, with 500,000 new cases and 250,000 deaths reported each year. Over 80% of cases occur in developing countries including the Philippines, where it is ranked as the second most common cancer afflicting Filipino women.
The Tour of Hope is a cycling event that is held all over the world and is now on its second year in the Philippines. This year’s tour will cover approximately 500 kilometers spreading the cervical cancer advocacy through out Southern Luzon, kicking off at Muntinlupa on May 24, 2009 and ends in Camarines Sur on May 28, 2009.
The event is a joint project of Bravehearts, CECAP, CIF (Cancer Inst. Foundation Inc) supported by GlaxoSmithKline Philippines, Campaigns PR Inc., Team David’s Salon, Gold’s Gym, Crocs, Maldita,, Gatorade, Wings Photography Inc., Personifi, Philam Life Insurance, Destiny Cable, Metro Magazine, Action and Fitness Magazine, Health Today, Manila Bulletin, Business World, Mabolo Flowers, Nikon, and Creative Juice.
We invite you to support Cervical Cancer awareness and screenings across the Philippines by donating any amount to the cause or by pledging an amount for every kilometer completed by any Tour of Hope biker (Click here to visit the website.)
For more information and for details about how to pledge or how to join the bike tour, call 7138144.