Fun bike with Marines slated on October 6 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 12:24

BY MONCH FOLLOSCO

All is set for the “Funbike with the Marines for a cause 2018,”  a 32-kilometer fun bike ride to benefit children afflicted with cancer.

The fun bike is one of the programs held in celebration of this year’s Zamboanga Hermosa Festival.

The Combat and Service Support Brigade of the Philippine Marines (CSSB-PM) in cooperation with Azzura Beach, Metro Bank Foundation, Inc., and the city government of Zamboanga are the lead agencies for the fun bike.

BGen. Ariel Caculitan, CSSC-PM Commander, said that the activity aims to promote a healthy lifestyle and to help alleviate financial constraints to families with pediatric cancer patients in the hospital.

“Definitely, this is intended for children cancer patients as part of the solution to help alleviate financially and with compassion, especially, to their families who are in agony,”  Caculitan said.

The fun bike is open to all kinds of participants using bicycles such as mountain bikes (MTB), road bikes, fat bikes and BMX bikes.

The activity will start at the Paseo del Mar at 6 am with three pit stops at the Golden Haven Memorial Park, Cabaluay Barangay Hall and Victoria Barangay Hall.  It will end at the Azzura Beach resort for the program and the raffle draw.

This is the first of its kind in support of tourism with free entrance to all participants and their families to Azzura Beach resort.

As of presstime, a total of 582 MBLT-11 personnel and 20 M. Abubakar Construction and Engineering workers have registered their participation.

Organizers are still inviting other interested participants to join the event for a cause.

Registration fee is P300 inclusive of event t-shirt, lunch and a chance to win a brand new mountain bike and other items.

Interested participants may register at the KCC Mall de Zamboanga fronting Watson or call 0917-659-6994/ 0917-770-6630/ 0917-707-2195 or visit the Facebook page @CSSS Brigade.  (Monch Follosco)