A bike ride to remember
Words are not enough to express one's gratitude to humans who endured four days of travelling by bike to accomplish a goal that is so important to their hearts: To get help for 67 rescued dogs and cats.
Six men—Virgilio "Gil" Bugaoisan, 42, Renando Mallare Sy, 37, Lito Guardaquivil, 42, Ryan Christopher Macalong, Max Ternora, and Carl Rapunzon, 16, all of Team Harkor/Ifit Pro Unlimited Cyclists---pushed on with a charity ride called Padyak Para Kay Bantay at Muning on Nov. 12 and reached their destination despite problems encountered along the way, including an injury, on Nov. 15.
Their determination paid off as they raised P22,500.00 for sick rescued animals, and got donations in kind to help senior and disabled dogs at the care home of Save Animals of Love and Light, an animal welfare group.
As they continued pedalling from one destination to another, their hard work did not go unnoticed, thanks to donors Anytime Fitness Scape Macapagal who also gave them a send-off, Congressman Jericho Nograles, Beebom Aquino, Ahnj Dom, Red Pasetes, MDG, Hachiko, EBC, Nestor Bugaoisan, Leng Catchme, Christine ANNe Cox, Team Hunyango Multisport, Sha Sha Veterinary Clinic, Fe Montano, and Dr. Anthony Prado Basa.
They will be back in Manila today, thanks to Congressman Karlo Nograles who provided airline tickets so they do not have to bike all the way back to Manila.
Allow me to share photos that tell their story of strength and endurance despite numerous obstacles, and their compassion and love for animals in need.
Bless you abundantly, bikers! May there be more like you.
Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., SM City Taytay Pet Park
A Christmas Grand Pawrade Year 3
Host: Doodles Paw Couture
Registration is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to both cats and dogs. Program starts at 1pm.
Highlights: raffle, games, pet fashion show plus other surprise activities for everyfur and everyone.
Nov. 25-26, starts at 11 a.m., U.P. Town Center
Ampitheater, Quezon City
“Who Loves Animals" Pet Welfare Weekend
TaskUs, a global outsourcing company, will partner with animal welfare groups such as Hound Haven and CARA to bring together pet lovers in a weekend full of furry activities.
There will be talks and demonstrations on responsible pet ownership and behavioral training, giveaways, and fun activities for a good cause. The income from the sale of exclusive event T-shirts that includes designs of various pets for adults and children will go to animal welfare initiatives.
Admission is free.
For shirt orders or further information, please contact [email protected] or call/txt 0995 135 4881.