Pro-life group to hold running, cycling event to promote advocacy

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MANILA, Sept. 27, 2013—Aiming to defend life and family values against modern influences of secularization, a civic organization will be holding a sporting event to unite Filipinos toward building a nation that adheres with pro-life ideals. 

Pro-Life Philippines will be bringing together Filipinos from all walks of life to a fun run and bike riding event dubbed as “Run-Bike-LIVE — for a Pro-Life Nation” on December 8 at the Marikina Riverbanks. 

In his endorsement letter, Antipolo Bishop Gabriel Reyes, who is also the Episcopal Commission on Family and Life chairman of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, urged the faithful to join the activity and contribute in the promotion of pro-life ideals while maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. 

“Our society has been under the grip of the Culture of Death, something that has manifested itself in the various aspects of our lives as Catholics, like the media, the internet, education, in our culture, and in our politics,” he said. 

“In this Year of Faith, it is appropriate that we promote the values of life, family, and marriage, which are the cornerstones of our society. Without these values, we cannot hope for a better future for our children,” Reyes added. 

The event will run from 5 to 9 in the morning, with 2 race divisions in its slate—3km and 5km. 

Registration to the event is free but donations are encouraged from participants who would like to avail of the event singlet, jersey, t-shirt, wristband, and bib. 

Proceeds from the event will be used to settle the costs of the different educational projects and campaigns of the organization. 

Interested participants may contact the Pro-Life Secretariat at 733-7027 (life@prolife.org.ph) or the event organizer at 09172753818 (eventologist@ymail.com). (Jennifer Orillaza)

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