The Break the Silence Run on April 21, 2013, is an advocacy drive of the Gualandi Volunteer Service Programme, Inc (GVSP) in order to strengthen the fight against child sexual abuse and exploitation.
GVSP is a non stock, non profit, non governmental developmental organization with a vision for a Deaf Inclusive Filipino Society by harnessing the potential of volunteers in advocacy and education and to contribute in building sustainable resources. Their mission is “to enable the Deaf to grow and develop as independent, integrated, fully human, fully christian and empowered citizens in the hearing society and in the Church through volunteering efforts.”[nggallery id=59]
As indicated in their press release, “Proceeds of the event will be used in establishing a sustainable deaf-child sexual abuse prevention program as well as strengthening and equipping the organization’s existing and future volunteers.”
The Break the Silence event features three race categories (4K, 8K and 16K). For participants in wheelchairs, those who are blind or deaf may also join the race under the category for Persons with Disabilities. Registration is at Php350 each, inclusive of a singlet and race bib. If you want to avail of the race bibs only, you can purchase them at Php150 each. Persons with disabilities (PWDS) and senior citizens get a 20% discount.
Registration for the event began in March 2013, and is ongoing at the Activezone of Ayala Center Cebu, at the Holiday Gym and Spa, and at the Cebu City Sports Center. Registration forms are also available at Gold's Gym Cebu, which is located at the third floor of J Centre Mall, at A. S. Fortuna Street, in Mandaue City. In order to make it easier for those who wish to join the event, the organizers have opened up an online registration.
These are the details for the online registration:
Registration Fee: (inclusive of singlet, snacks, and water)
Php350 - Regular Category (4K, 8K, 16K)
Php280 - PWD Category (Wheelchair, Blind, Deaf)
Distribution of the singlets will be on April 17, 2013, at Ayala Center Cebu’s Active Zone.
These are the Run Details posted on the same page:
Venue: Ayala Terraces, Cebu Business Park
Break The Silence: Stop Deaf Child Sexual Abuse Race Route
Assembly Time: 4:00 AM
Ceremonial Time: 5:50 AM
- 5:00 AM (16K)
- 5:05 AM (8K)
- 5:10 AM (4K)
- 5:15 AM (PWD Category)
Online registrants are asked to please pay the registration fee immediately after registration to any BDO branch. The BDO account details will be displayed after you click the Submit button found on this page: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jojxTxSQniSn3EKTmO__Jh-6LWNB_rbcUbUCz_3k3OU/viewform?edit_requested=true
An infomercial for the said event has also been uploaded on Vimeo and you can check it out here: http://vimeo.com/63159030
For more information, you can contact the Gualandi Volunteer Service Programme (GVSP) Mission for the Deaf at their Telefax number (032)260-4043 or through their mobile numbers (+63)(915)270-08911 and (+63)(917)701-4700. You can also visit their office at #7 Sanchez Compound, J. Panis St., in Banilad, Cebu City. You can also send them an e-mail at these addresses; [email protected] or [email protected] You may also check out their official website (http://www.gualandivolunteers.org) and see how you can help in their advocacy.
You can also stay updated by liking the Facebook page for the Break the Silence Run: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Break-the-Silence-Run-Stop-Deaf-Sexual-Abuse/417922071628767.
Everything Cebu supports the Break The Silence: Stop Deaf Child Sexual Abuse advocacy. Let’s run for a good cause. See you on the 21st!
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