I do realize that I was among the lucky ones last December. When Typhoon Odette wrought devastation in many areas in the Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao regions, I was safely ensconced in my comfy home, preparing for Christmas celebrations with my family.
However, many of my countrymen were laid low by the storm, losing their homes, possession and livelihoods. Two months after Typhoon Odette, more than a million Filipinos are still struggling to get back on their feet.
I’ve contributed to some company-led fund-raisers for my co-workers affected by the storm but I felt that I could probably do some more.
100 steps can help our fellow Filipinos.
Fortunately, SKY, HBO and History Channel joined forces with ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN Foundation’s “Tulong-Tulong Sa Pag-Ahon: Isang Daan Sa Pagtutulungan.”
Through their fundraiser, “Isang Daang Hakbang Sa Pagtutulungan: Kapamilya Virtual Run,” I could donate money and do the “100 Hakbang Challenge” to help provide aid to Odette survivors.
Papa Piolo said it best:
Want to join in on the fun and help our Kapamilyas while you’re at it? Here’s how to join:
Step 1: Create a Race Roster account at runrio.com.
Step 2: Donate by scanning any of these QR codes below or via bank transfer to the accounts specified. Take a photo or screenshot of your proof of donation.
Step 3: Register your category, which corresponds to the amount you donated.
- 100 Steps Challenge: Donate Php100 (to provide a food pack 1kg of rice and two canned goods for one person) or Php400 (to provide 1 5kg of rice and six canned goods for a family)
- 5K Virtual Run: Donate Php800 or 10K Virtual Run: Donate Php1,200 to provide food packs for more families.
Upon receiving your confirmation email, complete your registration by emailing your proof of donation to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Isang Daang Hakbang Donation – Your registered name”. Your E-Bib will be sent to your email within the day.
Step 4: Complete your steps/kilometers from February 5 to 28, 2022. Take a photo or video of yourself accomplishing your 100 steps challenge, and share it on your Facebook or Instagram account using the hashtag #100HakbangSaPagtutulungan (set your post to public). Tag your Kapamilyas, friends, and colleagues so they too can do their part in helping the victims of Typhoon Odette.
For participants doing the 5K/10K Run, use a GPS, fitness-tracking apps, or your smartwatch to record your route and time. Activities can be cumulative.
Step 5: Upload your results to Race Roster. Log in to your account and submit either of the following:
- Screenshot of your route
- Photo of your treadmill dashboard
- Photo of display of app or your fitness watch
Make sure that the date, time, and distance are indicated in your submission. For participants doing the 100 steps challenge, 100 steps are equal to 80 meters.
Step 6: Download your Finisher’s E-Certificate after completing your registered distance.
Are you excited to join? Papa Piolo’s got some more words of encouragement for you…
I’m happy to share that today, I completed my 5K run by sweating it out on my treadmill! This is my first real run after nearly a year of being sedentary. An achievement unlocked for the sake of my health, and, more importantly, to help my fellow Filipinos who are still suffering from the aftermath of Odette to rise up from this current crisis.
So I invite you to join me in taking those steps to help our Kapamilyas. Donate by joining this worthwhile fundraiser.
About the fundraiser
ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN Foundation launched “Tulong-Tulong sa Pag-ahon: Isang Daan sa Pagtutulungan,” the second phase of their fund drive for the benefit of Odette survivors. As of January 25, ABS-CBN Foundation has delivered food and basic necessities to a total of 141,634 families in different areas in Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao with the help of the donations. Through the fundraising efforts of the “Isang Daang Hakbang Sa Pagtutulungan,” ABS-CBN and the ABS-CBN Foundation hope to reach out and help more families in need. The campaign’s DSWD Authority/Solicitation Permit No. is DSWD-SB-SP-00026-21, valid nationwide until May 28, 2022.
Every step taken in this Kapamilya Virtual Run is for a good cause. Visit www.mysky.com.ph/100hakbang for more information about this fundraiser.
Fundraising mechanics provided by SKY in a recent press release.
Disclosure: 100 Hakbang sa Pagtutulungan is a project of SKY, the company I work for. I’m happy and proud to support this very good cause.