Foodsphere Inc., one of the largest meat processing companies in the Philippines behind popular brands CDO, San Marino and Highlands, is holding a fun run on Nov. 8 as the culmination of its 40th anniversary celebration.
The event called “CDO @ 40: Run for Odyssey” will take place at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. The run aims to support the many social programs of the Odyssey Foundation Inc., whose core advocacy is child nutrition.
Odyssey Foundation was created in 2004 as the corporate social responsibility arm of CDO-Foodsphere. The foundation focuses on food and nutrition, by organizing feeding and livelihood programs for the less fortunate.
Apart from the hundreds of CDO employees and industry partners joining the run, the general public are also enjoined to participate in the run for a cause.
The run will have 5k, 10k and 21k groups for both male and female categories. Running enthusiasts, families, friends and all who want to support a worthy cause are encouraged to join.
“When you run for Odyssey, you not only get up to the challenge of proving yourself in your chosen run category but you also help nourish the lives of thousands of undernourished children in the country,” said Jules Burton, senior manager for human resources department of CDO-Foodsphere.
Registrations are currently being held at Chris Sports outlets at Glorietta, SM North Edsa, SM Megamall, SM MOA, SM BF Homes and Market Market until Nov. 4, 2015. Proceeds of the sports event will go to the supplemental feeding programs of the OFI.
OFI has served over 1.2 million meals to over 18,000 thousand malnourished children through supplemental feedings in areas from Sta. Ana, Cagayan in the north to Jaro, Leyte in the south.
“We recently marked our 40th founding anniversary last June 25, 2015. We have been celebrating this milestone achievement with year-round events. We wish to cap off this year’s celebration with a meaningful activity that captures our thrust of continuously nourishing the lives of Filipinos,” said CDO-Foodsphere president Jerome Ong.
“As this serves as our culminating act of celebration, we have chosen a bigger and more exciting venue for our participating runners. Bonifacio Global City in Taguig has, in recent years, been the top choice for running events. I invite everyone – young and old, families, running enthusiasts, and businesses—to join us in celebrating our 40th anniversary while also supporting a worthy advocacy,” Ong said.