The Tour of Hope 2011: Going the Xtra Mile against Cervical Cancer

I am so touched by the answer of Jeman Villanueva in this video - "I want to protect my family and friends because I can't afford to loose them".

Bravehearts is a non-profit organization initially led by the Cervical Cancer Prevention Network (CECAP) for the Cancer Institute Foundation (CIF), Bravehearts is dedicated to raising awareness on cervical cancer prevention. Bravehearts is currently supported by a growing number of women, including prominent personalities such as Abbygale Arenas-­‐de Leon, who is the current president of the organization, Senator Loren Legarda, Pia Magalona, Ellen Tordesillas, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Jeena Lopez, Maimai Davao, Joyette Jopson and Suzi Entrata.
The organization has held successful seminars and projects with the help of its partner organizations and companies. One of its more prominent events is the biking event, The Tour of Hope (TTOH). The tour was introduced in the Philippines in 2008 through the collaboration of GlaxoSmithKline Philippines and the UP Cancer Institute Foundation's Cervical Cancer Prevention (CECAP) network program in strategic partnership with Team David's Salon, the first all woman sports team in the country. Since then, the Tour of Hope has become the largest anti-cervical cancer biking tour in the Philippines and has attracted varied supporters thru the years -- both from public and private sectors. TTOH has become Bravehearts' annual fund raising event and an opportunity to conduct lectures for cervical cancer prevention programs in the different municipalities/cities the tour passes. Just last year, TTOH was able to raise Php750, 000, and the fund was donated to CECAP where more than 200 cervical cancer vaccination was conducted for free to community health workers in selected provinces across the Philippines.

1 comment:

jeman villanueva said...

at now ko lang ito nakita! wow. nasa video pala ako. @_@

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