Run 4 Ur Life: Pass the Picture Based Health Warning Bill”

August 17, 2008 (Sunday), 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM, UP Diliman Campus.

Our run aims to raise awareness on and increase support of the Picture Based Health Warning Bill pending in the Senate and in the Congress.

The bill should be certified as a priority bill not only because we need to stem the threat of tobacco on health, but also because the Philippines is bound to comply with its treaty obligation under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the first and only public health treaty in the world by September 2008.

In the Philippines, international cigarette brands have health warning messages in text form. In other countries such as Thailand,Singapore, Canada, Australia and Brazil,the same brands carry picture warnings that take up 50% of the package front and back. This is a cost effective means of public health education because a pack-a-day smoker is exposed to the cigarette package at least 20 times a day and this measure costs nothing to the government.

Considering that for every hour, about 10 Filipinos die of tobacco-related diseases, placing warnings in picture form in cigarette packs is a small but important step in making us a more healthy nation. Help us make the Philippines more healthy! Support our campaign for a picture based health warning in tobacco products! Join Run 4 Ur Life!

Registration fee: P250.00 inclusive of a race singlet and number.

DISTANCE AND PRIZES
10K
(MEN)
1ST-: 10,000 and medal
2ND: 7,000 and medal
3RD: 5,000 and medal
4th: 3,000 and medal
5th: 2,000 and medal

(WOMEN)
1ST-: 10,000 and medal
2ND: 7,000 and medal
3RD: 5,000 and medal
4th: 3,000 and medal
5th: 2,000 and medal

5K
(MEN)
1ST-:5,000 and medal
2ND: 3,000 and medal
3RD: 2,000 and medal
4th: 1,000 and medal
5th: 500 and medal

(WOMEN)
1ST-:5,000 and medal
2ND: 3,000 and medal
3RD: 2,000 and medal
4th: 1,000 and medal
5th: 500 and medal

3K
(BOYS)
1ST: 3,000 and medal
2ND: 2,000 and medal
3RD: 1,000 and medal
4th: 800 and medal
5th: 500 and medal

(GIRLS)
1ST: 3,000 and medal
2ND:2,000 and medal
3RD:1,000 and medal
4th: 800 and medal
5th: 500 and medal

FOR REGISTRATION AND RACE INQUIRIES PLS. CONTACT:

Sentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panligal (SALIGAN):

Junie Santos: 0917-8288895/ 426-6124
juniepot@yahoo.com

UP Mountaineers:

Bernz Varona: 0917-8344425
Thumbie o. Remigio: 0916-3858322
thumbieremigio@yahoo.com

Please pass to your friends and loved ones. Thank you!