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Anne Curtis on starting foundation: Helping knows no age limit

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/ 09:50 AM January 24, 2019

Anne Curtis. Image: Instgram/@robbiepinera

MANILA, Philippines — Actress Anne Curtis wanted to help people of all ages, hence she started her passion project Dream Machine.

While she worked with United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) as a celebrity advocate for children, Curtis realized that the people she wanted to help knew no age limit.

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“I’m an advocate for children under UNICEF, my heart is really on utmost for children. And I’ve done so much work with them. But you know, I realized that the people I reach out to has no age limit,” she said during a press conference for a vitamin brand she endorses on Wednesday.

Curtis, 33, said she wanted to extend help “from bata, to teens, to mga ka-age ko and mga lolos and lolas, and nanays and tatays.”

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“So that’s why I felt I wanted to put up my own foundation which could cater a lot of people, different people of all ages. So that’s how Dream Machine came up,” she said.

In fact, one of Curtis’ upcoming projects for the foundation is to fund the dream wedding of a lucky couple from Bicol this March.

The actress shared, “We have a dream wedding coming up in March. I chose a lucky couple and I’ll be giving them a dream wedding.”

“The couple is from Bicol. I met with them and I’m making their dream wedding happen. They’re very sweet,” she added.

For Dream Machine, Curtis said they have “different goals for different age groups.”

“Kaya may weddings, we did a fun run partnership with UNICEF last year, nag Color Run kami. Madami, madami siya. And that’s my goal, just to make dreams come true,” she added.

Curtis launched Dream Machine in 2017. According to its website, it is a “platform that stands both as a voice against dream shaming and as an enabler to make dreams come true.” /cbb

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