1000 Runners For One Heart! Run For Sofia Ysabel

Three months ago, Sofia Ysabel Rosal was born with Down’s Syndrome and Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), a congenital heart disease. She has undergone dialysis to address kidney failure apart from the other tests and procedures that were regularly administered to keep her condition stable. But through all these, Sofia remained strong and steadfast in her will to live a full life with her family. Last July 23, Sofia’s battle finally came to an end. However short her life was, it was fully lived as she stood as an inspiration and a shining example of how one should face a life filled with seemingly insurmountable adversities.
Sofia’s strength and determination has inspired friends and family to put together a fund raising activity to support her family since the cost of her treatment had reached alarming heights. “One Thousand Runners for One Heart: A Run for Sofia Ysabel”, is a 3k and 5k  fun run happening on August 27,2011 (6:00am) at the Venice Piazza , McKinley Hill, Taguig City.

Registration is now open at R.O.X Bonifacio High Street and The Brick Mckinley Hill. Registration for both 3k and 5k is Php 500 with the proceeds to be turnover to Sofia’s family. Part of the proceeds will be donated to charity benefiting patients with congenital heart disease. Professional runners, leisure runners, and first- time runners are all welcome to run, not to beat previous records but to be one of a thousand runners running or walking for Sofia , the little girl with a big brave heart.

Race Details

Date: August 27, 2011

Venue: Mckinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

Gun Start: 6AM

Categories: 3k/5k

Registration Fee: Php500

Organizer: Friends of Sofia

Race director: Mavic Buada

For more details, like them on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/runforsofiaysabel). To get updates about Sofia, visithttp://sofiaysabel.wordpress.com.


One thought on “1000 Runners For One Heart! Run For Sofia Ysabel

  1. My heart grieves for Sofia and her family. Eia was also born with heart ailments and her Pedia Cardio scheduled her for an open heart surgery before she turned 1. How she survived without going through the medical operation is a miracle from God.

    Thank you Wilbert for sharing this in your blog. God bless you more.

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