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My mom and I joined the Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao leg of the AVON Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer Walk for A Cause last Sunday, October 4, 2009 at the kiosk area, Divisoria. The fundraiser, which was participated in by hundreds of ladies (and gents!) all garbed in pink, aimed to push advocacy for women’s health and fitness, breast cancer awareness as well as women’s protection against breast cancer.
The walk started at around 6 am. The crowd then reconvened at the kiosk area at around 9 am and a short program was held. There were speakers from hospitals and schools who spoke about the importance of mammography, regular breast check-ups, awareness on the causes and effects of cancer etc. Bands from Xavier University's Soundtable group also performed intermission numbers.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, MINDANAO - An AVON Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer walk will be held on October 4, 2009 at the Kiosk area, Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao.
This fundraiser aims to push advocacy for women's health and fitness as well as women's protection against breast cancer.
During the event, which will start at around 6 am, t-shirts will be sold for only P149.00. P20.00 for every shirt will go to the breast cancer fund of the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC).
Baller bands will also be sold for P20.00 only. P5.00 for every baller band sold will also go to the said fund.
For details, please contact AVON CDO: Karen-09178645967 / Kenneth - 09178642414.
Mindanaoan warmly invites you all to please come and join the AVON Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer ...
A female Philippine senator recently passed one of the most gruelling tests of health and fitness! Senator Pia S. Cayetano reached the finish line with businessman Fernando Zobel de Ayala at the first-ever Cobra International Ironman 70.3 Philippines held at the Camarines Sur Watersports Complex on Sunday (August 23). The senator placed second in her age group with a time of 5 hours and 57 minutes which qualified her for a slot at the 2009 Ironman 70.3 World Championships to be held in Clearwater, Florida.
The Ironman Philippines race course consisted of a 1.9-kilometer swim, 90-kilometer bike and 21.1-kilometer run.
Not bad for a busy legislator, yes?
Photo courtesy of the Office of Senator Pia Cayetano. Thanks, Mike!
Contrary to popular belief, influenza or flu is not just a simple disease. Truth be told, it does not just come in the most common forms such as cough and colds. Flu can also come in avian, human and pandemic forms (the latter being the scariest form, IMO) - hence, it is very important that you as well as the members of your family get vaccinated.
Good thing there's now a website that helps you understand flu, its forms, consequences and vaccinations that could help fight it. Check out the Bakunado sa Flu Official Website (a banner may be found at the header of the Mindanaoan website) In case the banner doesn't show, click here.
The Bakunado sa Flu website will help you realize that vaccination is one important step to not only a healthier lifestyle but to a less stressful atmospher...
I can declare that, yes, I, Mindanaoan, am a certified regular coffee drinker. I find it difficult to start the day without at least a cup of coffee (I'm a happier camper if I have two). I also frequent coffee shops and I have also tried drinking coffee from sidewalk vendors and from vendors at the bus terminal (you know who I mean - when you absolutely need to take a trip in the wee hours in the morning and all you can find are the ever reliable manangs and manongs who put up their "painit" stations - and by stations I mean a single table, a few glasses, coffee, sugar, some milk if you're lucky and thermos).
I do know that drinking coffee has some health benefits. Still, I want to cut down on my intake or at least drink decaffeinated kape.
Fortunately, there seems to be another choi...