SUBIC — Around 400 runners have signed up to compete in the Pink Run 2022 that will be held at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone on Friday.
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Gender Focal Point System executive committee chief Amethya de la Llana welcomed the participants, organizers, event partners and spectators in behalf of SBMA chairperson Rolen Paulino.
Organized by the Philippine Society of General Surgeons-Central Luzon Chapter, Olongapo City Medical Society, Philippine College of Occupational Medicine and the Subic-Olongapo Cancer Foundation, the Pink Run 2022 is being staged in support to spreading awareness against breast cancer.
Participants will be required to show their support by wearing pink shirts, pink bandanas, pink masks, pink caps, pink pants and pink shoes.
Bulk of the participants will be coming from various Freeport locators such as Lindberg, Sanyo, Denki Philippines, Winstron Infocomm Philippines, Nidec Subic Philippines Corporation, Brookes Aesthetic and Wellness Center and Victory Gym.
SBMA employees and Subic Bay Multipurpose Cooperative members have also signed up.
“On behalf of chairman Paulino, we would like to thank the organizers and participants for having the breast cancer awareness activity here,” De la Llana said.
“We have agreed that from here on out, the breast cancer awareness even will be hosted by the Subic Bay Freeport. This project will be included in the Tourism and GAD calendars annually.”
Aside from those from Subic, there will also be a handful of participants coming from Olongapo City.
Olongapo contingents included the members of the Batang ‘Gapo Riders Club, Metro Subic Colleges, Philippine Dental Association, Ridon St. Jude Medical Center, Sunlife, James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital, Olongapo City National High School Batch 75, Olongapo City Police Office, Lion’s Club District 301, Rotary Club of Downtown Olongapo, Rotary Club of Subic Pearl, and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority.
PSGS-Luzon chapter vice president Dr. RJ Manzo, who was in the forefront of the event organizing committee, recalled that breast cancer awareness was last held in 2019 before Covid-19 pandemic broke.
“So now that we are coming back to the new normal, playing safe. But we are trying to ease back the activities that we used to do,” Manzo said.
“So, this year, after a two-year absence, we are back.”