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Run & Raise 2016 Awards Medal to a 5-year Old Girl

February 4, 2016

General Managers of New World Hotels award a bronze medal and a cash prize to Shaira Mae Fantilaga, the youngest winner of the Run & Raise 2016. 

An unfazed Shaira received a bronze medal during the recent Run & Raise 2016 organized by New World Hotels in partnership with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. (ALKFI)

“Shaira had no preparation prior to this run. She is just lucky to have great endurance. She has been running five kilometers in other runs. She doesn’t get tired easily,” said Carlito Fantilaga, Shaira’s proud father.

Shaira Mae Fantilaga was one of more than one thousand runners who joined New World Hotels’ Run & Raise 2016. Five-year old Shaira was accompanied by her father, Carlito Fantilaga, 31, also one of the winners in the adult category.

Held at the Rajah Sulayman Park, Roxas Boulevard, Run & Raise 2016 is the second running event organized by New World Hotels Manila Bay and Makati. The first run, organized by New World Makati alone, unfolded in December 2014 and was participated by 600 runners.

“Last year was more of a fun run. This year, the two New World Hotels teamed up to organize a run for a cause, and we found the right partner, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. The name of our event says it well; we run for wellness and raise money for charity,” New World Hotel Makati General Manager Farid Schoucair articulated.

New World Hotel Manila General Manager Mark Heywood recognized that Run & Raise 2016 signals the long-term partnership of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya and New World Hotels.

“Working with ABS-CBN is a wonderful opportunity to raise money for a good cause. This collaboration would not only serve our guests but also the communities of this country,” Heywood enthused.