What: Ride Against Cancer
When: May 28, 2011 - June 1, 2011
Where: Manila > Tarlac > La Union > Vigan > Laoag
The Tour of Hope Philippines 2011, "500: Going the eXtra Mile Against Cervical Cancer - 5 days. 500 kilometers. 500 women SAVED" is all set on May 28 - June 1, 2011. We will be riding from Quezon City to Laoag City to help spread the word on the fight against the deadly disease.
Cervical Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the Philippines. Every day 12 Filipino families lose a mother, a wife, a sister because of cervical cancer. It is estimated that about 7,277 new cases of cervical cancer is diagnosed each year. Due to late diagnosis, more than half of these women will die within five years. However, what many people do not know is that cervical cancer is preventable.
Equipped with this knowledge and with the goal to save women, Bravehearts, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness on cervical cancer prevention, started this tour locally in 2008. The Tour of Hope has since covered 1,500kilometers, 15 cities and at least 2,000 lecture participants.
On behalf of Bravehearts President Ms. Abbygale Arenas - De Leon, I would like to invite you to be a part of this fight against cervical cancer, through a passion we all share - which is cycling.
How can cycling and joining TTOH actually help in this cause?
1. Bikers can get pledges from family and friends (every Php1,200 can screen 12 women from cervical cancer)
2. While we are on the saddle, lay lectures will simultaneously be conducted at the chosen stops on how cervical cancer can be prevented. By the time we finish the ride, the TTOH team would have talked to at least 1,000 barangay health workers, midwives, women
3. Spreading the word.
For more information visit Climb Against Cancer Facebook Profile
or contact Nini Andrada-Sacro @ (0916)438-8781