Anne Curtis raises over P2 million for child abuse victims after finishing Tokyo Marathon
TV host-actress Anne Curtis was able to raise more than a million peso for the benefit of Filipino children after joining a marathon in Tokyo, Japan, an amount that she doubled to reach a total of P2,178,529.34.
On Instagram, Curtis proudly shared a short video showing snippets of her participation in the Tokyo Marathon last March 5, which her “cheerleaders,” husband Erwan Heussaff and daughter Dahlia Amelie, witnessed. The marathon comprised a stretch of over 42 kilometers.
Her endeavor was done for the cause of children who are victims of abuse and exploitation, in partnership with Unicef, an organization under the United Nations, of which she is a celebrity ambassador. The raised amount will go to Unicef’s “Takbo Para Sa Bata” campaign which Curtis spearheaded.
“We can ALL be heroes, even if it’s just for one day. Closing my funding page at 1,089,264.67! Way above our goal & as promised, I will be matching that amount. So with our collective effort, we have raised 2,178,529.34,” she said in the caption.
View this post on Instagram
The “It’s Showtime” host likewise thanked “each & every hero who donated.”
“Whether it was 1 peso or 50,000 pesos, it was of great value. No donation was small, because behind each donation was a big heart that wanted to help Filipino children who are victims of abuse get the help they need to heal and recover. I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity,” she said.
“Reading your messages & having that core goal of making a difference in lives of children kept me inspired for 42.2kms. Maraming Salamat mula sa akin at @unicefphils. Till the next one!” she added.
The Tokyo Marathon is the third time that Curtis joined for a cause, the first being the New York City marathon in 2016, and the London marathon in 2018.
Anne Curtis gets emotional after completing Tokyo marathon: ‘Dedicated to the Filipino youth’
LOOK: Anne Curtis ‘all set’ for Tokyo Marathon
LOOK: Anne Curtis, Erwan Heussaff’s daughter Dahlia spends birthday at Tokyo Disneyland
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.