Miles for Smiles: The UST FPSC Benefit Run 2013

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Join, run, and once again become a part of history as WE make it all happen; your FPSC brings you MILES FOR SMILES!

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO EVERYONE! Registration is now open! Invite your friends and family as we run together for a common cause!

This fund-raiser is for the benefit of children with cleft lip/palate and/or hernia from Bukas Sulyap Palad Center, Barangay Bagong Silangan, Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

Let’s run 2.5 Miles for their SMILES! See you there!

Race/Event Date: Sunday, January 20, 2013

Location: Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill, Taguig

Race Types and Registration Fees:

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Join, run, and once again become a part of history as WE make it all happen; your FPSC brings you MILES FOR SMILES!

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO EVERYONE! Registration is now open! Invite your friends and family as we run together for a common cause!

This fund-raiser is for the benefit of children with cleft lip/palate and/or hernia from Bukas Sulyap Palad Center, Barangay Bagong Silangan, Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

Let’s run 2.5 Miles for their SMILES! See you there!

Race/Event Date: Sunday, January 20, 2013

Location: Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill, Taguig

Race Types and Registration Fees:

4K – P499 (Inclusive of Singlet, Race Bib and freebies from our sponsors)

Registration Venues:

You may register at Room 112, Main Building, University of Santo Tomas, Sampaloc, Manila.

For more details, visit https://www.facebook.com/USTFPSC

Going the Extra Miles for Smiles

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Photos from L to R: (1) Pre-surgical orthodontic treatment called NAM (2) Genetic Counseling (3) Cleft surgery (4) Speech Therapy

It was just another manic Monday as parents and their children with varying cleft conditions milled in the Emergency Clinic annexed to Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Paranaque. In a corner sat a man who stood out not just because of his snow-white hair and large built, but also for the immense calm he radiated amidst the chaos… he is the one who started it after all.

Shortly after graduating with a medical degree from the University of Iowa, Dr. M. Samuel Noordhoff and his wife, Lucy, made the long journey across the ocean to Taiwan in 1959 as medical missionaries. The very next day Dr. Sam started learning to speak Taiwanese. The following year he became the superintendent of Mackay Memorial Hospital where he stayed for the next 16 years. In 1976, he became the first superintendent of the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital where he founded the polio rehabilitation center, cleft lip and palate treatment center, burn treatment center, suicide prevention center, lifeline and maxillofacial center. Upon retirement in 1989, Dr. Sam used USD 100,000 of his own money to form the Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation (NCF) and has since then expanded operations from Taiwan to Cambodia, China, Vietnam, Philippines and Mongolia…

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Photos from L to R: (1) Pre-surgical orthodontic treatment called NAM (2) Genetic Counseling (3) Cleft surgery (4) Speech Therapy

It was just another manic Monday as parents and their children with varying cleft conditions milled in the Emergency Clinic annexed to Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Paranaque. In a corner sat a man who stood out not just because of his snow-white hair and large built, but also for the immense calm he radiated amidst the chaos… he is the one who started it after all.

Shortly after graduating with a medical degree from the University of Iowa, Dr. M. Samuel Noordhoff and his wife, Lucy, made the long journey across the ocean to Taiwan in 1959 as medical missionaries. The very next day Dr. Sam started learning to speak Taiwanese. The following year he became the superintendent of Mackay Memorial Hospital where he stayed for the next 16 years. In 1976, he became the first superintendent of the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital where he founded the polio rehabilitation center, cleft lip and palate treatment center, burn treatment center, suicide prevention center, lifeline and maxillofacial center. Upon retirement in 1989, Dr. Sam used USD 100,000 of his own money to form the Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation (NCF) and has since then expanded operations from Taiwan to Cambodia, China, Vietnam, Philippines and Mongolia.

Clefting is a congenital deformity caused by abnormal facial development during early fetal development. It commonly manifests on the lips and palate but can also affect other parts of the face, such as the eyes, ears, nose, cheeks, and forehead. The exact cause for clefting has yet to be determined but it is recognized that hereditary and environmental factors (nutritional imbalance, exposure to x-ray etc.) contribute to the condition.

NCF Philippines, Inc. (NCFPI) sets itself apart from the numerous “stitch-and-go” missions by providing “comprehensive cleft care” from pre-surgery preparation through post surgery speech therapy conducted by respected professionals. Clinics and surgeries are held on weekly schedules in equipped medical facilities. For treatment of patients, the Foundation’s main collaborators are the Smile Train, World Craniofacial Foundation, and HELP-Wir helfen in 2009 and (TECO). It has started to get support from private companies and other foundations like Tahanang Walang Hagdanan Foundation and PAL Foundation in order to extend reach of its treatment to many patients in need.

In 2010, NCFPI launched “Miles for Smiles: Run for Cleft Care” in Bonifacio Global City to raise public awareness that cleft is treatable and world-class comprehensive care is available. The event drew more participants than expected for the 400M Dash for Kids (ages 7 and below), 3k, 5k, 10k, 16k and “10 for a Smile” group categories that the Foundation decided to continue the campaign this year.

“Miles for Smiles: Run for Cleft Care 2011” happens on September 18- Sunday, at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. For more information, please visit www.ncfphil.org or contact the Event Secretariat through 5197010 or 5198980.

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Dr. M. Samuel and Lucy Noordhoff visit the NCF Philippines Team in Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Paranaque
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Miles for Smiles: Run for Cleft Care


For some people, it takes time, sweat, the occasional tears and total commitment to yield one beautiful smile. The team of doctors and surgeons that make up the Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation Philippines, Inc. (NCFPI) do just that on a weekly basis as one in every 500 Filipinos are born with cleft.

NCFPI is a non-profit organization inspired by the “love makes whole“ ideals of Dr. M. Samuel Noordhoff, a renowned American surgeon and philanthropist. Initially established in Taiwan and the US, the Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation aims to establish comprehensive cleft care centers sustained by support from local bodies.

Main Sponsor/Beneficiaries: Noordhoff Cranofacial Foundations Philippines, Inc. (NCFPI).

Race/Event Date:
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Location: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Race Types:
Individual Category: 400M, 3K, 5K, 10K and 16K
Group Category (10 members): 10K and 16K

Registration Fees:
Individual:
– 400M (P250)
– 3K/5K (P450)
– 10K/16K (P650)

Group (10 members):
– 10K/16K (P15,000)

Registration Period
Online Registration June 15 – August 10
Offline Registration July 15 – August 15

Registration Venues:
ROX / Chris Sports

For more details, call and (02)468-6449 or 0917-9908717
Or email ncfp.inc@gmail.com.


For some people, it takes time, sweat, the occasional tears and total commitment to yield one beautiful smile. The team of doctors and surgeons that make up the Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation Philippines, Inc. (NCFPI) do just that on a weekly basis as one in every 500 Filipinos are born with cleft.

NCFPI is a non-profit organization inspired by the “love makes whole“ ideals of Dr. M. Samuel Noordhoff, a renowned American surgeon and philanthropist. Initially established in Taiwan and the US, the Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation aims to establish comprehensive cleft care centers sustained by support from local bodies.

Main Sponsor/Beneficiaries: Noordhoff Cranofacial Foundations Philippines, Inc. (NCFPI).

Race/Event Date:
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Location: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Race Types:
Individual Category: 400M, 3K, 5K, 10K and 16K
Group Category (10 members): 10K and 16K

Registration Fees:
Individual:
– 400M (P250)
– 3K/5K (P450)
– 10K/16K (P650)

Group (10 members):
– 10K/16K (P15,000)

Registration Period
Online Registration June 15 – August 10
Offline Registration July 15 – August 15

Registration Venues:
ROX / Chris Sports

For more details, call and (02)468-6449 or 0917-9908717
Or email ncfp.inc@gmail.com.
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