Rain4Africa: A Lifeline to Africa Run

On July 20, 2011, the United Nations officially declared the crisis in the Horn of Africa (encompassing the countries of Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, and Uganda) as a famine.  Tens of thousands have died.  The conditions that qualify this situation as a famine are the following: 2 adults or 4 children are dying of hunger daily and 30% of the population is acutely malnourished. This famine was brought about by excessive drought along with failed crop seasons, the 20-year civil war in Somalia and rising food and fuel prices worldwide.

More than 13 million people are now affected in the Horn and are in need of aid.  3.7 million people are facing the crisis in Somalia where it is most disastrous, with about 750,000 at the risk of death.  Of this number, 190,000 are children with severe acute malnutrition.

On November 13, 2011 Lifeline Foundation is holding Rain4Africa: A Lifeline to Africa Run in Westgate Filinvest Alabang.  100% of the proceeds from this run will go directly to the World Food Programme, the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

Someone once said “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful and committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  That’s exactly what Lifeline Foundation is doing, we are responding to the call for global aid.  We’re people who are just like you—students, business people, doctors, nurses, dentists, teachers, musicians, engineers, counselors, graphic artists and writers who are all friends living in the city of Manila.  One of the things we live by is “Third world helping third world;” as we believe that the Philippines should not only be on the receiving end of aid.

Rain4Africa: A Lifeline to Africa Run

When: November 13, 2011
Where: Westgate Filinvest Alabang
Distances: 10K, 5K, 3K
Registration:  ₱400 for all categories at the following sites:

  • Chris Sports
    • SM North EDSA Annex
    • SM Megamall
    • Glorietta 3
    • SM Mall of Asia
    • Market! Market!
    • Filinvest Mall
  • Reebok
    • Festival Supermall
  • Lifeline Foundation Headquarters
    • 86 Aguirre Ave. BF Homes Parañaque City
  • Guhit Kamay
    • G/F Cinema Area Alabang Town Center


  • Since this is a fund-raiser, no singlets will be issued, but it is encouraged (not required) for runners to wear orange (3K), green (5K), and blue (10K).

According to the World Food Programme, “50 US cents a day is enough to feed a hungry child or a mother on the edge of survival.”  We can do this.  We can raise what is needed to save lives, to save the future.

For more information about this event you may contact (2) 836 2514 or visit www.alifelinetoafrica.org.

1 Response to “Rain4Africa: A Lifeline to Africa Run”

  1. 1 vina
    2011-11-06 at 9:35 PM

    what a cause! and i think our nation is in a bad state. seeing the condition in africa makes me thankful for my country. i want to help and i willhelp. See you on nov 13. Calling on the othrs who really have the heart to help, this is an avenue worht running on.

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