Thursday, October 2, 2014

Walking For A Cause With My Boys

Last Saturday, I did something healthy and noble with my two sons together with my friends. We joined the 7th Healthy Living Walk sponsored by Holiday Gym and Spa for the benefit of the Kids of Hope. They are children afflicted with cancer at the House of Hope and the SPMC Childrens Cancer and Blood Diseases Unit here in Davao City. It was more or less a five-kilometer walk from the Holiday Gym and Spa grounds at Torres St. to the House of Hope compound at Dumanlas Road,  J.P Laurel Avenue beside SPMC (Southern Philippines Medical Center).

It took as about an hour to get there, but I didn't notice the passing of time because we all had fun during the walk. A group of drum beaters led the way creating a lively vibe for the participants. I saw someone bringing her pet along which is a cute idea for this healthy cause. My sons kept singing there favorite songs too while walking, they even bugged me to join them. It was indeed a nice time bonding with my boys and at the same time doing our little share to help the little cancer patients.

When we finally arrived at House of Hope, there was a mini program which included zumba. This perked up the crowd and I'm surprised that my boys joined the group and danced, too! They weren't shy at all. :) Proud mom here. Weeee!

Everyone was very happy that this event raised around Php 25,000 in cash which was directly handed to the The Kids of Hope.

I am glad we were able to join this event and I'm hoping we can participate next year.

If you want to help these kids in your own way, you may contact Kids of Hope with the following details:

Kids of Hope
(082) 305 9390

Healthy Living Walk : on its 7th year (photo credits: Kids of Hope)

walk for a cause participants on the road (photo credits: Kids of Hope)

The  Kids of Hope (photo credits: Kids of Hope)

a pose with Lean and Gabby before the walk
my boys in zumba action during the mini program at the House of Hope

with my mommy blogger friends Vanessa and Lovely


  1. What a great event for the family. I like activities like this.

  2. this is a very great way to teach our kids so many things about helping others.

  3. I'd say with 25k, it was a huge success! These kinds of 'walk for a cause' always has a positive effect on our community. I am glad it became an 'it'. :)

  4. Fantastic event for a great cause. Hope the organizers do it at least every 6 months.

  5. Congrats and good job for doing the 5k walk with your kids, they look like your brothers, I'm serious!

    So nice to get to hang out with your blogger friends too.

  6. Awww! What a great cause and amazing, fun time with your boys too. I bet you all had a blast. Kuddos to you Sis and to your family as well :-)

  7. It is truly noteworthy that benefit events such as this are held every now and then to help those in need. Your family is a blessing to others, and you will surely be rewarded for your good deed.

  8. A great cause indeed for those who are afflicted with a dreaded disease. Mao diay nganong nanglakaw mo.. :D