I am always grateful whenever I am given the chance to share my time and knowledge to deserving individuals, as was the case this past weekend. Senator Pia Cayetano and her trusty staff coordinated the activity and when I showed up, our 30 chosen girls had their art materials already neatly arranged in front of them.
I brought out a couple of beautiful artworks which my sister Sinag had lovingly made and showed it to them. I told them we would do something similar and that they would be able to come up with their own masterpiece when our session was over but they looked doubtful. It seemed that this was the first time they would try their hand at such a thing. I smiled quietly and proceeded with the instructions. Even the rest of Senator Pia’s staff created their own artwork.
They say a picture paints a thousand words. Here are several photos which I took of some of the girls’ finished products. Enough said 🙂
We couldn’t be more grateful with the success of this year’s Gabriel’s Symphony. Our tagline has always been “Making Children’s Lives Better.” And we definitely achieved that with this event in more ways than one–even the adults were happy!
Our usual events went by quickly, Fun Runs, SuperTrikids Aquathlon and Triathlon, Pinay In Action All Womens Tri, Corporate and Individual Relays…. and this year we had some new additions, including the CareWell Bikes For Hope wherein we raffled off a Giant OCR Bike, an IRONMAN Distance Relay, and Demonstrations in Swimming and Table Tennis by Visually Impaired Children (they were amazing, by the way!).
Maiqui Dayrit, who is always our top individual fundraiser, raised close to P280,000.00 for doing his annual Ironman Distance Triathlon! He is a rockstar. He did it in a time of 11:33 too!!! Well within 12hours.
Thank you so much to all the participants who supported the cause. You have really made a huge difference in a child’s life!!! http://gabrielsymphony.com/gabriel/gabrielarticle.php?recordID=3
Thanks to Andie Lagman, Paolo Sauler, and Celda Santos for the pictures.
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