Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Walk for a cause for children with cancer to culminate in Boracay Island
BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan– Artist activist Tomas Leonor is now in Aklan to prepare for the culmination of his 56-day walk that was aimed at raising funds for the benefit of children with cancer.
The walk expedition, dubbed as "Step Juan", started in Allen, Samar and since then Leonor has already traveled some 1, 178 kilometers passing 33 major cities and 150 towns stopping only to take food and have a little rest.
His walk for a cause is devoted for children with cancer under the "Tawid Pangkalusugan Program" of the Philippine Children’s Medical Center.
"We are not just gathering to start a media gimmick or to create a passive awareness for cancer. We are all volunteers who assemble towards a common working goal of curing children inflicted with cancer. The children we hope to assist are all from the Cancer Warriors Foundation, a non-profit organization that offers treatment, assistance and care to children with cancer," he said.
Leonor arrived in Aklan over the weekend where he made a courtesy call at the office of Governor Carlito Marquez, former Congressman Allen Quimpo and other government officials as he encouraged them to join his cause.
His walk will culminate evening of May 28 in Boracay Island after a series of activities in this resort island in the morning.