The Millennium Run for Women’s Health is happening on November 6, 2011 at the McKinley Park.
Bravehearts and the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS) will be having Millenium Run for Women’s Health, a fundraising event to that aims to increase awareness on women’s health issues. The registration fees Millenium Run for Women’s Health will help fund the many women’s health projects of POGS. Pregnancy-related deaths, breast cancer and cervical cancer issues are where these pledges will go to.
In the Philippines, over 4,500 Filipinas die of childbirth, around 8,000 die from breast cancer while around 4,380 die from cervical cancer. These numbers are higher compared to other countries in our region.
Among the many causes that doctors see are poverty, lack of awareness about maternal health and lack of support from the government.
The last part being my opinion, so yes, I say YES TO RH BILL.
The Millennium Run for Women’s Health supports the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG) which aims to lower mortality rates by the year 2015. POGS targets to improve maternal health in the Philippines.
There are several categories for the run: 3k, 5k and 10k. <- click that for a bigger photo.
Millennium Run for Women’s Health is organized by Run For Change. Click here for more details.
Bravehearts also support The Tour of Hope which raises fund for the purchase of cervical cancer vaccines for the women in far-flung areas in the Philippines.