The funds raised from the second leg of RunRio-Sofitel Battle of the Sexes was turned over to Virlanie Foundation last November 26 which took place at the hotel’s Le Bar. Sofitel’s General Manager, Adam Laker, together with Run Rio’s Coach Rio dela Cruz, handed the PhP 707,000.00 worth cheque to Virlanie Foundation’s founder, Dominique Lemay while being surrounded with generous sponsors of the fun-run.
The event was a humble gathering attended by Sofitel’s group, bloggers, sponsors, and some members of the Virlanie family. But of course, the food served during the event was enough to wow the attendees.
The event started as the Virlanie Choir filled the venue with Christmas melodies. Mr. Adam Laker lead the turnover of Php 700,000 worth cheque together with RunRio’s Coach Rio dela Cruz. Generous sponsors, friends, and bloggers were there to witness the turnover and the other highlight of the evening: their Tree Lighting.
Just in time for Christmas, funds will be used to buy home essentials and other appliances for the Virlanie Residential Program. We are thankful to Sofitel for their never-ending support in our goal of giving back the smiles to street children.