Over 3,000 runners converged at Camp Aguinaldo last January 26 for the Sun Life Resolution Run, an annual fun run held by Sun Life Financial Philippines, the number one life insurance company in the country.
The Sun Life Resolution Run was organized by Sun Life and its ambassador Piolo Pascual to encourage Filipinos to live healthier lives. In particular, the event aimed at raising awareness about diabetes, after a study that Sun Life commissioned dubbed “Asia Health Index” showed a considerable knowledge gap in the Filipinos’ understanding of the debilitating disease. This inspired Sun Life to hold the Resolution Run Asia-wide, specifically in five cities where it operates including Kuala Lumpur, Vietnam, Jakarta, Hong Kong, and Manila.
“Financial security goes hand in hand with health and wellness, and so wellness has been one of our key initiatives for the past years,” Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa said. “We strive to encourage Filipinos to live healthier lives through events like this, and show them how health and wealth shine brighter together.”
Doubling as a charitable event, the Sun Life Resolution Run also raised Php 5.5 million, which will be donated to select organizations that champion education and wellness. These include Hebreo 12:1 Foundation, which supports scholars in its beneficiary communities; Institute for Study On Diabetes Foundation, Inc., which promotes diabetes awareness to the public and the latest medical trends to practitioners; and Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation, which aims to establish sustainable craniofacial centers in the Philippines and provide world-class craniofacial services to Filipinos especially the indigents.
Co-presented by the country’s premier talent agency, Star Magic Philippines, the event was supported by popular celebrities led by Piolo, his son and fellow Sun Life ambassador Inigo Pascual, Karen Reyes, Jake Cuenca, and Zaijian Jaranilla, among others.
The Sun Life Resolution Run completes the Sunpiology Trio, which included Sun Life Cycle PH, a fun bike ride event for both beginner and seasoned bikers held last November 2018; and Sun vs Stars, a sportsfest where the Philippines’ popular stars were pitted against Sun Life employees, held just before the Resolution Run. It perfectly caps off Sunpiology’s 10th anniversary, a milestone it is marking this 2019.
The Sun Life Resolution Run was presented by event partners Sun Life Grepa Financial, Gardenia, Diabetasol, Green Stevia, True Tea, DMC Marketing Services, Hi-Precision Diagnostics, Cherifer, Brooks, Dr. Kong, Sante Barley, Woods, Rudy Project, Glorious Blend; media partners Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, Business World, Business Mirror, Star Studio, Cinema One, Metro Channel, and Outcomm; supporters Hoka One One, Phil Rice, Nurture Wellness Village, FirstMetro Securities, My Daily Collagen, Philnoni, Vida Nutriscience, Gu, Fitletic, and Drymax; together with official medical partner MyHealth Clinic, official timer Garmin, hydration partner Crystal Clear, and official isotonic drink Pocari Sweat.