I used to think that exercising a modest amount of happy intemperance was normal for any young adult. But after having a child of my own, I think that perhaps the best gift you can give your child (aside from formal education) is the value of temperance and clean living. The Philippine Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (PWCTU), an organization of civic-minded women, has set to bestow upon us just that with its benefit fun run entitled “BE GLAD…YOU’RE ANTI S.A.D (Smoking, Alcoholism, Drugs) A FUN RUN FOR TEMPERANCE AND CLEAN LIVING” on September 10, 2011 (Saturday), 5:00 a.m. at the Quezon Memorial Circle, QC. This event is in coordination with the QC Local Government thru the Office of Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte. This also marks its National Temperance Week as mandated by the Presidential Proclamation 225, as well as to celebrate the association’s 82nd Foundation Day.
PWCTU has been spreading the word against cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking, ingestion of narcotics and other illegal substances and their ill effects through seminars, open fora, oratorical contests and distribution of leaflets and other materials, in and out of Metro Manila. It had partnered with government agencies like the DOH, DOJ, NBI, DepEd/ City Schools, Dangerous Drugs Board, PDEA, DWSD and PNP in these endeavors. Other goals include the battle against concomitant vices of pornography and (now) cybersex.
PWCTU has seriously endeavored to inculcate in everybody’s mind and heart the biblical injunction “Don’t you know that you are God’s temple and that God’s spirit dwells in you?… Therefore glorify God in your body”. And in the nation as well. Its world motto – “For God, Home and even land”- says it all.
About the Fun Run – race categories are 3 laps (7.5K); 2 laps (5K); 1 lap (2.5K) and a Fun Walk. Winners for the 3-2-1 Lap race categories will win cash prizes and medals. Registration fee at P350 and P300 only with singlet. Registration sites at Chris Sports in SM North Annex, SM Fairview, Ever Gotesco Grand Central & Ever Gotesco Commonwealth; Second Wind at 44 Malingap St. Teachers Village * Metro Walk, Ortigas Depot. For more inquiries, please call 4906512 or cell 09152903601/ 09398151258/09335433811. Partners of the events are BusinessWorld, DILG, Dangerous Drugs Board, San Miguel Corporation, Phil Christian University, Insular Life, Unilab, Magic 89.9, Benecure Water Station, Artesgraphics and Creativemediamax.