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FAIRLAWN, NJ – Continuing its mission to raise funds for the needy, the Handang Tumulong Foundation, Inc. hosts its 12th Annual 5K Run/Walk from July 16 to October 2 virtually.
This year’s race will be the same as last year, where participants run in the safety of their own homes or an outdoor environment. The race’s completion is based on an honor system. All registrants track and submit their time using fitness apps on activity tracker devices. According to HTFI, participants submit their best running time to complete the 5K/3.1 mile run minimum requirement.
Launched on July 16, the annual run/walk event will conclude at 11:59 p.m. on October 2, 2021. Registration is open only to US-based participants for a $30 entry fee. Participants will receive a race bib, finisher shirt, medal, and a certificate of completion. Male and female age-group winners will also receive a special digital certificate.
HTFI also welcomes individual and corporate donations, which are tax-deductible. For details, please contact Dr. Winston Umali at (201) 660-3171 or Bel Molina-Tipkelan at (917) 325-3653.
Handang Tumulong, founded in 2010 as a non-profit and tax-exempt organization, aims to establish “ready funds” to help victims of natural calamities or disasters in the Philippines and other countries. It raises funds to provide immediate financial relief to those in need. To date, HTFI has provided about $250,000 to several charities and organizations since its founding.
HTFI is run by a leadership team composed of Dr.Winston Umali (President), Alex Esteban (VP, Internal Affairs), Ave Pimo (VP, Community Relations), Bel Molina (Secretary), Carmen Flores (Treasurer), Liza Galon (Auditor), Dr. Dennis Bernardo (PRO), Troi Santos (Technology Officer). Trustees: Mia L. Fernandez-Ayala, Kristin Liz D. Ignacio, Jennie M. Jonson, Grace H. Labaguis, Daisy B. Macadaeg, Nelsie T. Parrado, Steve A. Parrado, Angelita L. Peña, Eduardo L. Peña, Aniano P. Rabe and Ronald P. Seludo.