Help Build a #HealthierPH with Unilab Foundation

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Health is wealth. I am a firm believer of that. If you are an avid reader (naks uma-avid) of this blog, you’re probably aware that I have non-existent immune system. As in waley! So fail na ako sa physical health aspect (still trying to improve on this though). But I also believe that health is holistic. One must take care of their mental, emotional, psychological health as much as their physical health. Dun naman ako bumabawi, sa other aspects. And as a new mummy, I do take my family’s holistic health seriously.
So I am very glad when the people from Unilab Foundation invited me and a bunch of other “social media rockstars” (their term, not mine – but I love it so I’m claiming it!) to an intimate dinner for their Digital Media Night.
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Unilab Foundation, like me, also believes in holistic health and aims for a #healthierPH. Initially I thought, like most health groups, they’d discuss new vitamins or exercise programs. Probably juicing! But no! Apparently, Unilab Foundation identifies HEALTH GAPS, those aspects of health that is very much important but is usually neglected here in the Philippines. And helps improve and address those health gaps. Their goal is to have 100million healthy Filipinos - #healthierPH.
Their goal seemed too big, too much, too high – almost seemed impossible. But this group also believes in Bayanihan. Oo nga naman. If they do it alone, this goal is probably too ambitious. But if they could tap people to help them out, it’ll be attainable! Hangtalino!
In line with that, they have created a fun way of volunteerism. No money? No time? No energy? No problem! With Unilab’s way of volunteering, you could volunteer using the power that most of us have – the power of social media. Yes friends! Spreading awareness. Tweeting about it. Posting about it on your Facebook wall. Blogging about it (that’s what I’m doing!). All of those can be considered an act of volunteerism. Which is an excellent idea! If you plan to target the aspects of health na laging dine-deadma, the best way to address it is to make sure people remembers them. Make sure that people are aware of their importance.
And to make things easier for us, Unilab Foundation even made volunteering fun by turning it into an online game!
Interested? Visit http://www.unilabfoundation.org/ and create your own VOLUNTAR, a volunteer avatar. You can create your account using your email or using your facebook account. You have loads of volunteering acts/options to choose from. And the more you volunteer, the more you earn points. May levels din. If you are a masipag volunteer, you can be president soon! Cute and fun!
I have a VOLUNTAR as well. And I am enjoying it. Do drop by the Unilab Foundation’s website to know more about them.
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The Digital Media Night was held at Sentro 1771 at Capitol Commons. I love the food, in fairness. I must go back. :)
Here are some more photos from the event…
IMG_0960P1060659 One thing I realize that night is ang taba ko! Hahahaha! Ampotek!
P1060662-horzWith travel and lifestyle blogger, Kisty of kisty.net.
IMG_0958 With fellow mummy blogger Cheryl of Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy.
IMG_0955 With Geoff of GeoffReview.
Best thing about attending events like this is the chance to meet fellow bloggers and social media rockstars!
So to Unilab Foundation, thank you for the invite. It was a fun night indeed. :)

29 comments:

mamemimommy said...

Hangbilis mo mommy, up na agad itong post! :) Ako, wala pa hehehe. May way ba na maging friends ang voluntars natin sa unilab? Hehe

Celerhina Aubrey said...

Hahaha! Ni-bump ko na nung bagyo. House arrest kaya nakapag blog! :) Hindi ko alam kung may "friends" option sa Unilab. Hahahaha! Parang FB lang?!

Geoffrey Ledesma said...

Oh wow I'm featured here! haha! I really need to start wokring on that 21-day fitness commitment. It was great meeting you, Aubrey! :D

Celerhina Aubrey said...

hello Goeff! :-h Hahahaha! Nice meeting you too!

Que Sullano - Gavan said...

This is great. I hope this can help more Filipinos get into the healthy lifestyle and do more volunteer works!

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mamemimommy said...

Sisimulan ko na nga. *tamad mode* haha. :D

zaineandi said...

i don't really have a healthy lifestyle but given that i am now a mom, i really have to think of taking care of myself better.. i guess this is a good way to start... will check the site :D

May Palacpac said...

What's a "health gap"?

I agree, social media is one way we can help. I remember after Haiyan hit, social media was so instrumental in getting people involved and to get fundings etc.

Marie Angeli Laxa said...

What a nice idea! I do agree that health really is wealth, and I appreciate how more are moving into healthier lifestyles now. Gotta check that website later. Thank you!

Rackell said...

Before I got pregnant, madalas kaming sumali ni hubby sa mga running event, I remember joining the Unilab Run last 2011.One of our goals is to have a healthy lifestyle, now I don't know kung pwede pa ulit kami mag run.. :( Health is Wealth talaga.. :)

Rea Esc said...

UNILAB is just so amazing! aside from bringing quality and affodable medicines and supplements, they also do charitable work like this which aims to promotes a healthier Philippines.

Cym Marzan said...

It is true that health is often neglected especially by us moms who take care of the needs of our husbands and children first. Ako rin, I have poor immune system, that's why I take food supplements everyday. So hindi ako mahahawa when my kids get sick.

Peachy Adarne said...

I think this is such a great project of Unilab. Many health issues are neglected and it's time to take action and bridge that health gap.

Louisa said...

True...one of the ways that we can help is spread awareness. I can definitely help in that aspect. Will try the Voluntar. :)

Petite Momma said...

"There's nothing stronger than a heart of a volunteer." Thank you for sharing this Celerhina. We don't need to be rich or have super powers to make a change in this world. What's important is that we are willing to give a helping hand in our simple ways.

Kristina Estacio Villa said...

This is a good campaign by Unilab. As parents, health is something we should all prioritize and teach our kids.

Balot said...

This is a good idea for pinoys to be motivated in aiming a healthy lifestyle -> parang gamification in a form of volunteerism. Nice once Unilab. :D

Celerhina Aubrey said...

Agree!

Celerhina Aubrey said...

You should! Health is wealth!

Celerhina Aubrey said...

Health gaps are the areas of health that are usually hindi pinapansin ng mga tao. Or hindi binibigyan ng much importance.

Celerhina Aubrey said...

Its a great advocacy of Uniab. Go and check it out.

Celerhina Aubrey said...

Do take care of your health on every aspect. PWede naman kahit walking lang. :)

Celerhina Aubrey said...

They are! I didn't know nga they have this. Visit the site and you'll see how awesome their ideas are.

Celerhina Aubrey said...

I breastfeed para hindi mahawa ang bagets sa akin. And like you, my immune system is non-existent. Nakakaloka na nga. Kaya we really should take care of ourselves.

Celerhina Aubrey said...

It is!

Celerhina Aubrey said...

Go ahead! Try it. It was fun.

Celerhina Aubrey said...

Love your quote. We should all do our part no matter how small.

Celerhina Aubrey said...

And we should all help the country achieve a #healthierPH!

Celerhina Aubrey said...

It is!

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