- Anne Curtis led the Heroes for Children Run where she was joined by 7,000 UNICEF supporters and 45 children with disabilities
- The event aims to raise funds for the UN organization’s First 1000 Days program that will provide intervention to malnourished youth
- UNICEF was grateful to Anne, their Celebrity Advocate for Children, for her ‘genuine passion’ and ‘dedication’
Anne Curtis earned her fame for various reasons. She has landed remarkable roles on television series and movies, included in the mainstay hosts on noontime variety program “It’s Showtime,” an endorser to numerous brands, and of course - her singing ‘prowess’ that produced two successful concerts.
However, take off all of the glamour and you’ll see that Anne focuses on helping other people – particularly disadvantaged children – outside the entertainment industry as well.
To prove this, the actress was chosen by UNICEF to become their Celebrity Advocate for Children back in 2014 up to now.
Moreover, Anne led the Heroes for Children Run on September 4 at the SM Mall of Asia grounds which gathered over 7,000 UNICEF supporters and 45 children with disabilities. She gladly cheered the kids and waited for them at the finish line, asking them for a high five once they completed the run.
Aside from celebrating UNICEF’s 70 anniversary, the event also held a meaningful goal which was to raise funds in order to provide disadvantaged children an opportunity to restart their lives for the better. This will be through United Nations (UN) organization’s First 1000 Days program.
The Kapamilya artist was ‘overwhelmed’ with the huge number of turn out this year. She was grateful that there are people who were willing to ‘work out for a good cause.’
Those who could not afford to be physically present were given the option to donate by checking the website, simplygiving.com.
“There is more than one way to become a hero for children,” she shared.
With one out of three Filipino children suffering from malnutrition, the First 1000 Days program aims to offer quick interventions especially during the prenatal and early childhood years.
Lotta Sylwander, UNICEF’s country representative, congratulated Anne for ‘organizing a bigger run this year’ and was happy to announce that the proceeds will benefit a lot of disadvantaged children.
“UNICEF believes every child should have a fair chance at life,” Sylwander said.
Sylwander attributed the success of the fun run to Anne’s ‘sincerity and genuine passion.’ On behalf of the foundation, she expressed her gratitude towards the actress’ ‘dedication and significant contribution’ that will surely make a huge difference to the children’s lives.