The Avon Pink WARSunday, October 12, 2014
I'm proud to say that I've been up since 3 o'clock and I haven't even rested yet. You know what they say, you should be proud of your eye bags because you worked hard for it. LOL. I couldn't even sleep. I tried but my mind's too energetic to be productive today. So just let me tell you what I have been up to today. You may be wondering why I was awake during the ungodly hours.
This was because I attended and covered the Avon Pink War which I have mentioned here. Overworking myself yesterday didn't help my case but I had to fight the drowsy feeling. Anyway, the event started off with the 10k runners including Solenn Heussaff, Rocco Nacino, Erwan Heussaff, and other celebrities then it was followed by those who joined the 5k run with Kris Bernal.
Together with my colleague, I waited inside the VIP tent and was being amused by how cheery and lively the Unang Hirit hosts were.
As everyone was preparing, we noticed that one of the hosts, Regine Tolentino was making a DIY trick on her shirt, and it was on the spot! How creative!
When most of the runners already returned to the venue, the Avon Pink WAR kicked off with a Zumba dance warm-up exercise led by Ms. Regine Tolentino.
She was definitely a graceful dancer.
Spotted: Chef, Blogger of The Fat Kid Inside, and Anne Curtis Smith's beau Erwan Heussaff also ran to support her sister's advocacy.
It was fun and entertaining to watch Nico Bolzico and Adrien Semblat, dancing and goofing off together without feeling embarrassed.
The BB. Pilipinas winners also joined the cause.
The La Salle hirits of the hosts were too funny that I also found myself laughing.
Ms. Emie Nierves, the General Manager & Executive Director for Sales & Operations of Avon Philippines took the stage for the opening remarks.
She stayed on the stage with hosts Lyn Ching and Luane Dy, and KGBC Ambassador Solenn Heussaff to award the Walk and Run winners.
Later on, Dr. Rachel Rosario was called to inform the crowd the importance of self-examination and also taught the crowd how to check themselves.
She also mentioned the importance of checking it before your monthly period, and once a month for those who already reached the menopausal stage.
My companions for the day: my mom (the lovely lady with the cap), and her friends, Tita Helen, Ate Terry, and Ate Lani. Thank you for joining! :)
We also came across with Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago.
After the Check Yourself 101, Solenn, Regine, Kris, and Rocco took the stage to do a Dibdiban dance tutorial.
Watch the dance here:
After that, we ran to the starting line to cover the walk before it commenced and look what we've found: the Avon Pink WAR mobile!
It was really so pretty in pink with camouflage details!
We ended the event with a bang and a shower of pink confetti. I hope all those who joined not only registered for fun and for the celebrities but to really see the importance of spreading awareness, and that early detection is really the key to save more lives. Let us continue this advocacy all through out the month of October!
Hope you all had a great weekend! :)