TB Fun Run set Aug. 31 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 August 2014 11:56

A fun run to increase public awareness about tuberculosis will be capping the Lung Month celebration on Sunday, August 31.

Spearheaded by the Hermosa TB Council, a multi-sectoral group tasked to look into measures on how to prevent and control the spread of tuberculosis in the City, the TB Fun Run will begin at the Paseo del Mar and end at the City Coliseum, where a small program will be held to educate and give participants the right information about tuberculosis.

The Fun Run is open to all individuals and groups who are interested. Assembly and registration time will be at 5:00 am at Paseo del Mar. T-shirts will be given to the first 20 runners to be registered. A brief Zumba warm up will also be held prior to the start of the run.

Expected to attend the Fun Run are the different high schools and colleges, hospitals, regional and local government offices and agencies, as well as members of the armed forces and security groups.

The National Lung Month is celebrated in the Philippines every August to promote awareness about different pulmonary diseases in order to encourage the public to contribute to a better and healthier environment.

Among the central events related to the month-long celebration are the Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the National Tuberculosis Awarness Month, the National Tuberculosis Day, and Asthma Week, among others. — Jasmine Mohammadsali