Archive for the ‘For a Cause’ Category

Women with Brave Hearts Shoots Cervical Cancer

Last Saturday, I got the chance to meet some of the members of Bravehearts, an NGO that aims to raise awareness on cervical cancer prevention in the Philippines. 

Bravehearts Logo

A number of bloggers were invited for an intimate lunch meet-up. Romina, the ever kikay yet tough girl who invited me to this empowering event, served as the emcee that afternoon. She gave a little overview on Bravehearts like their past activities, tie-ups, celebrity endorsers and some of their future plans.

Romina of Bravehearts

The bubbly Romina of Bravehearts gave an overview about the group

To be honest with you, I don’t really know much on Cervical Cancer. I just found out that Cervical Cancer is actually  the second most common cancer among Filipino women! This means that we girls must not only worry on the possibility of having breast cancer (the top most common cancer among women all over the world). The good news here is it’s never too late to undergo treatment or vaccination.

Dr. Becky Singson

Dr. Becky Singson gave a talk on Cervical Cancer prevention

Dr. Becky Singson gave a short talk on the Cause, Stages and Prevention of Cervical Cancer among women. The talk made me realize that in the country, only a few is aware of the facts presented to us that afternoon. Thr group is planning to have regular screenings in different places in the Philippines. They’re also planning to conduct a number of blogger events which can help raise awareness about the group and how to prevent cervical cancer which are SVA, Cryotherapy and Vaccination (will tackle more on these on another blog entry to be posted soon).

Female Bloggers bravely shoots cervical cancer!

Female Bloggers bravely shoots cervical cancer!

Bravehearts is not only about drama and stuff. We all need to live a happy life!

Since we all want to “kill” the possibilities of having cervical cancer, we had a frightening yet fulfilling activity. 

Read More »

Every Kick Counts: A Click to Literacy

Books are not always the building blocks of education. In this modern age, learning can start with a single click.

Every Kick Counts http://www.everykickcounts.com

This is the principle that propelled Every Click Counts, an initiative spearheaded by dietary supplements global leader Nutrilite. As a brand in the business of improving people’s lives, this effort is Nutrilite’s contribution to support children’s literacy in the Philippines.

“Every Click Counts is Nutrilite’s way of reaching out to the community outside of its own,” says Joy Andres-Villareal, Product Manager of Nutrilite. “The Internet is a very powerful medium and there’s no better way to maximize its potential than to support an advocacy like this.

By logging on to the site www.everykickcounts.com, internet users around the globe can contribute $ 0.15 to the Amway One by One campaign, a project that promotes children’s welfare worldwide. This will be given to the country of the website visitor to support their chosen organization. In this case, Nutrilite will use the funds to aid Philippines One by One Campaign for Children which is geared towards increasing literacy among Filipino kids.

Read More »

The Red Letter Night: Charity Show for the Philippine Red Cross

Months ago, my music blogger friend Ed Arevalo asked us via Plurk about sponsoring a concert. When he told us that the concert is a charity event, majority of us supported him and we promised to help him out when he pushes through with the plan.

 

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Save the date: January 4, 2009

Remember the place: Fiamma Bar (along Jupiter Street, Makati City)

Ticket Price: Php 350

Performers: Thor, Miguel Escueta, Julianne, 3rd Avenue, The Out of Body Special and other surprise celebrity guests.

Read More »