STRIDE : RX A WORK OF HEART

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STRIDE : RX A WORK OF HEART

Everyday, hundreds of patients walk through the doors of the Philippine General Hospital, hoping to find the treatment and care they cannot find anywhere else. Approximately 60,000 patients turn to the country’s largest public tertiary hospital, not only to cut costs but also to seek the help and expertise of some of the country’s best doctors. Most of them come in with only a few hundred pesos in their pockets, which barely covers for their food and transportation needs

Rx: A Work of HeART was born to try and alleviate this problem. Back in 2009, a medical resident of the Philippine General Hospital, Dr. Geraldine Zamora Racaza, envisioned that “fashion can be charitable and charity can be fashionable.” As a volunteeer of the SAGIP Buhay Medical Foundation, Inc., she proposed an event that married two timeless art forms – medicine and fashion. Together with the Phi Lambda Delta Sorority, the premiere medical sorority of the UP College of Medicine, Rx: A Work of HeART came to life.

Rx: A Work of HeART is a benefit fashion show that calls on doctors to walk the runway wearing apparel bought from esteemed Filipino designers. A percentage of the sale of each garnment is donated to the SAGIP Buhay Medical Foundation for the benefit of the indigent patients of the Philippine General Hospital, Department of Medicine. For the past three years, the Sagip Buhay Medical Foundation, Inc. and the Phi Lambda Delta Sorority, have continued to partner together to show that service never goes out of fashion.

This year, Rx: A Work of HeART is back and it is bigger, better and bolder. SAGIP and Phi Lambda Delta team up once again to bring you: STRIDE, a benefit fashion show for the indigent patients of the Philippine General Hospital and those affected with HIV/AIDS. Now on its fourth year, more than 150 doctors and medical students are expected to walk down the runway in Circuit Makati Events Ground on October 22, 2016. The show will be under the direction of Mr. Jackie Aquino, and will be joined by the following renowned local designers who have pledged to the cause: Rajo Laurel, Albert Andrada, Bumblebee, Joanique, Amina Aranaz, Rosenthal Tee, Pablo Cabahug, Azucar, L Manila, Celline Clothing, Lian Martin, Em Adizas, Jun Escario, Banggo Niu, Rhett Eala, Barba, Boom Sason, Mark Bumgarner, Arnel Papa, Jared Servano, Religioso, Rhett Eala, and Badj Genato, Jewelmer.

More than just a fashion show, STRIDE is a showcase of talent and spirit – husay at bayanihan. Every step down the runway in a native creation is an inch closer to a strengthened community through health.

This year, make sure to make service your fashion statement. For more details please visit www.facebook.com/rxaworkofheart or www.rxaworkofheart.weebly.com . For your inquiries and donations, you may reach us thru 09322382254, 5547475 (landline) or email us at rxaworkofheart@gmail.com, sagipbuhay@gmail.com.

 

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