WHAT can you do with a 100 minutes?

For only a 100 minutes of your time, you can be one of the heroes that will help eradicate polio worldwide and help treat rare diseases of children in the Philippines.

Rotary International District 3780 together with cyclists and other celebrity athletes led by GMA Artist Center’s Ervic Vijandre lauches the very first Rotary fundraising cycling event in the country on the occasion of their centennial anniversary.

The activity dubbed as “BE A HERO” 100 Years Of Inspiring People will take us back to one of the organization’s greatest achievements.

Since Rotary took on the fight against polio in 1985, they are now close to eradicating it with only four countries battling this disease – Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and recently emerged again in Papua New Guinea.

Like polio in its early years, Rotary would also like to give attention to the rare diseases that go unnoticed in the Philippines such as the Maple Urine Disease and Hunter’s Disease by supporting Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders (PSOD).

“We need to honor the good deeds Rotary has done in the Philippines in the past century. We need to celebrate the gargantuan effort of Rotary to eradicate polio worldwide, which started in the Philippines. We also need to recognize that despite the 99.9% eradication, there is the elusive and difficult .1% job to be finished. Through these celebrations, we inspire Rotarians, communities and partners-in-service to remain resolute and focussed in continuing our service to humanity in the next century.”

Rotary International District Governor Pastor “Mar” Reyes

The “BE A HERO” 100 Years Of Inspiring People fundraising cycling event will be held on October 21 (Sunday) at the ArcoVia City in C-5, Pasig City with the following activities:

100 km

20-30 cyclists composed of celebrities, professional athletes and Rotarians will bike from The Villages, Clark to ArcoVia City in Pasig City. Joining Ervic Vijandre in this event are professional athletes such as Philippine Team and Sea Games medalist Jan Paul Morales, Jermyn Prado, Marella Salamat, George Oconer, Jerry Aquino Jr., Ej Flores and Luis Krog.

And Rotarians IP Jon Ferrer, TGP Rene Canlas, PP Roland Portes, PE Val George Mendoza, TGP Rey Sonico and PP Mark Reyes.

100 min

Cyclists both Rotarians and non-Rotarians will ride for 100 minutes around ArcoVia City.


There will be 1 winner per category, the participant with the most laps wins.

Prizes are MTB (1,500.00), CYCLOCROSS (1,500.00) and SMALL WHEELS (1,500.00).

Amazing Race

Trivias and physical challenges will be set up in 15 stations around ArcoVia City for non-cyclists including children. There will be 5 winners and the prize is 1,000 pesos.

Event Registration Fee is 850 Pesos per head which includes the race shirt, finisher medals and loot bags from sponsors. To register simply go to this site:


HURRY REGISTRATION ENDS ON October 14, 2018 – Race Kits can be claimed n October 18 at the D3780 Rotary Center in Quezon City.

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