Athletes converge for differently abled children

Triathletes and sports enthusiasts will come together this coming Saturday, September 22, to help raise funds for children with disabilities at the 10th Gabriel’s Symphony Foundation (GSF) Multi–Sport Celebration.

The event led by Senator Pia S. Cayetano, an avid triathlete and health advocate, will run for 12 hours from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Alabang Country Club in Muntinlupa City.

Held in memory of Sen. Pia’s son, Gabriel Cayetano Sebastian, this Saturday’s event will mark the foundation’s tenth year of helping children with disabilities. Gabriel passed away in 2001 at the age of nine months from complications of a rare chromosomal condition, Trisomy 13

The GSF has been sponsoring free surgery for kids born with cleft lip and palate, and providing free hearing aids for the hearing-impaired and artificial eyes for visually impaired kids. The foundation’s list of beneficiaries has grown throughout the years to include the Daang Hari Barefoot Running Kids and girls being sheltered at the DSWD’s Marillac center in Muntinlupa City.

Among the sports events lined up this Saturday include the 10-hour individual bike, 10-kilometer individual run, bike with friends, Supersprint triathlon, buddy run, and a buddy run pet edition.

Children may join the Superkids aquathlon and triathlon events. Aside from the country’s top triathletes, Philippine Azkals standouts Phil and James Younghusband are also expected to grace the event.

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