Waking up 3am on a Sunday is quite a challenge for me yet I jumped out of bed and was ready to go in record time, knowing this sort of small sacrifice will mean something big for a good cause. I’m not really ready physically, but I joined anyway, as I really wanted to be there at #DoSomethingBeautiful Against Breast Cancer, a walk & run event by Avon Philippines held October 13 at the SM Mall of Asia Open Parking, which also serves as the culminating theme for @IGersManila’s week-long #9pmhabit, in support of the breast cancer awareness month (BCAM).
The weekend was almost spoiled by typhoon Santi, which thankfully was on the way out of PAR by Saturday, while the morning after is still somewhat wet, the cool air seem to signal the perfect time for running and walking. And after over an hour via the traffic-less EDSA, failing to catch-up-nap in the car, it was still dark but I was there at the venue in time for the walk.
This is the panoramic shot of the stage (above), with the huge audience gamely participating in the warm-up exercise that opened the program and cheered on to welcome the hosts (from Unang Hirit GMA7) and special guests.
I was later joined by fellow IGersManila moderators @EdCalaycay and @iPetim with Instagram’ers @NagaRyan and @ReyJohnino. It’s the golden hour, we of course started snapping photos and videos of the activities as soon as the morning sun showed its presence. MOA was like “in the pink of advocacy.”
We actually enjoyed the walk, snapping photos of the cheerful crowd and a variety of street subjects as well. We’re really proud to have been a part of this #DoSomethingBeautiful advocacy, that awesome feeling of walking together for a good cause, to help spread breast cancer awareness. Good vibes through and through!
And as promised by Avon Philippines, we Instagram’ers were given a quick photo-op with Solenn Heussaff, ambassador for the Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer (KGBC) campaign, making it even more an unforgettable experience.
All photos snapped with iPhone 5; collage using Diptic app. Group shot with Solenn Heussaff courtesy of @NagaRyan.