The Philippine Cancer Society held a successful fund raising activity at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, drawing hundreds of runners to participate in the “Relay for Life” event. Some were fit triathletes, others hobbyists, with the majority running under the scorching sun simply up and about to help raise funds for cancer awareness and patients’ services for the less fortunate afflicted with the life threatening disease.
According to organizers, among the biggest and most enthusiastic groups at Relay for Life was the 250-plus-strong contingent from Brother International Philippines comprised of employees from all levels, who joined the race with their partners, family and friends. They took turns going around the oval track in this year’s cancer awareness overnight vigil, making 2016 the fifth year the company has joined the Philippine Cancer Society’s annual activity.
Company president Glenn Hocson said their continued support for the event allows employees to contribute funds for cancer patients and support groups; provide moral support for patients battling the disease; and cheer on the cancer survivors who are winning the fight against the “Big C.”