Painting the Streets with Stripes of Red and White


My friends John and Sang Soriano with kids Nathan and Isabel - McHappy Finishers in the Family category. Photo credit to Sang Soriano.

My friends John and Sang Soriano with kids Iza and Nathan – McHappy Finishers in the Family category. Thanks to Sang Soriano for this photo.

The streets of BGC went stripes as close to 4,000 runners joined the McHappy Day Stripes Run 2015 on December 5. The race was another charity event staged by McDonald’s to help raise funds for the Ronald McDonald’s House of Charities’ flagship program, the Ronald McDonald Read to Learn. The program, in partnership with the Department of Education, aims to help Grades 1 and 2 public school students from all over the country learn how to read. Beneficiaries of Ronald McDonald Read to Learn are provided with a set of big book and training for teachers who will facilitate the program.

“McDonald’s has always had a special spot for children. We know the best way to make a difference in their lives is to help them learn how to read and have a chance for a better future. Through initiatives like the McHappy Day Stripes Run, McDonald’s is able to open opportunities for families to help while having fun,” said Kenneth Yang, McDonald’s Philippines President and CEO.

A week prior to the event, McHappy Day Stripes Run debuted in Davao with roughly 3,000 runners. With these two races, McDonald’s has raised over 2 million pesos to augment the financial needs of the program. This also means bringing wonderful gifts of reading to more kids nationwide. Since its inception in 2002, the Ronald McDonald Read to Learn program has helped over 11.5 million kids in 7,500 partner schools.

What is remarkable about the race is that, children had the opportunity to show their support to other kids their age by joining in either the individual or the family category. It was also weekend bonding for the entire family.

Aside from the McBreakfast, McDonald’s also lined up exciting surprises and fun fair activities to all particpants.

Do you have a McHappy Day Stripes Run story to share? Share your story by commenting below. You can also post your photos via Instagram or Twitter. Make sure to use the hashtag #McDoStripesRun and tag @McDo_PH.

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