Agbulos enjoins TB Fun Run participation PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 17:34

The Zamboanga Hermosa Tuberculosis Council, a multi-sectoral group tasked to undertake strategies and approaches to control and prevent the spread of TB is now finalizing preparations for the conduct of the TB Fun Run on August 31 that will culminate the city’s observance of Lung Month.

Held in partnership with the Rotary Club of Zamboanga, the annual TB Fun Run is aimed to drum up awareness on TB prevention and control.

City Health Officer Rodel Agbulos, who co-chairs the Hermosa TB Council with Mayor Beng Climaco appeals to the different agencies both in government and non-government including private institutions and well-meaning individuals to join in the fun run activity and help support the campaign to prevent and control if not eradicate the TB disease in n zamboanga.

The activity will kick off at 5am at the Paseo del Mar with a Zumba warm up and will proceed to the City Coliseum in Tetuan where the commemorative program will be held. Special awards will be given to deserving participants.

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.

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.

Other activities in observance of the Lung Month included the conduct of TB summit, case detection in the different Directly Observed Treatment Short-Course (DOTS)-Health Centers in the different barangays.

Revents 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. (Sheila Covarrubias)