9th GABRIEL’S SYMPHONY
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011 in Posted in featured
August 5, 2011
9th GABRIEL’S SYMPHONY
12-Hour Multi-Sport Celebration In Celebration of Gabriel
Saturday, 3 September 2011, 6am-6pm
Alabang Country Club, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City
Sports enthusiasts of all ages can look forward to another day of sports events, fun-filled activities and an opportunity to help children with disabilities.
On September 3, Saturday, the Gabriel’s Symphony Foundation (GSF) will hold its 9th annual staging of the Gabriel’s Symphony’s “12-Hour Multi-Sport Celebration in Memory of Gabriel.” As in previous years, the event will run from 6am to 6pm at the Alabang Country Club in Muntinlupa City.
Organized by GSF and its main founder, Sen. Pia S. Cayetano, the fund-raiser is held in memory of her son Gabriel Cayetano Sebastian who died from a rare congenital disorder in 2001 at the age of nine months. Cayetano describes the day-long event as a celebration by family and friends of the “birthday which Gabriel never had.”
In the last nine years, the GSF has been raising funds to help differently abled children, including free surgery for those with cleft lip and palate, and providing free hearing aids to hearing-impaired children and artificial eyes to visually-impaired kids.
The GSF has also been helping indigent children develop their potentials, such as the children of Daang Hari, who have shown promise as competitive runners and athletes.
This year, the GSF has lined up various activities including Swim-A-Thon, Bike-A-Thon, and Run-A-Thon, Triathlon plus SuperTriKids Triathlon and Mile Run races, which include the Buddy Run and Walk Your Dog. For the 6th straight year, Maiqui Dayrit will raise funds by doing a full Ironman distance triathlon (3.8k swim, 180k bike, and 42.2k run).
The fundraiser will also feature the ‘Recycling Depot Project.’ Friends and supporters of GSF are encouraged to bring their old denims, magazines and children’s books on event day. Old denims will be transformed into denim shoes and sandals while old magazines will be recycled into paper bags. Old books will be donated to the ‘Let’s Read’ program of GSF and Pinay In Action for the use of indigent children in various communities.