"Rock the Balut! Walk" for fun and community empowerment
In cooperation with the Filipino American Network (FAN), AFIRE will hold its Rock the Balut! (RTB) 5K Walk fundraiser at LaBagh Woods and its 3rd Annual Art of Eating Balut contest during the September 27th Adobofest celebration. The RTB 5K Walk which is powered by FrogHops Sports Unlimited will begin with Zumba dance exercise and registration at 8:00am to 8:45 am. Participants are asked to donate $20 registration fee which will include a free t-shirt. The RTB! 5K Walk will start at 9:00 a.m. After the Walk the participants can join the Adobofest celebration at 11:00 am. Later in the afternoon, AFIRE will hold the fun-filled and exciting "Art of Eating Balut" contest.
"The goal of this RTB! 5K Walk is to raise awareness about physical activity as an important part of maintaining one's overall health condition. We are expanding the meaning of "Rock the Balut! (RTB)" slogan to include the promotion of healthy living while engaging the community to civic participation through citizenship, voter registration, and voting," said Jerry Clarito, AFIRE executive director. "The proceeds of the fundraiser will help support AFIRE's citizenship, immigration, and health education services being provided to the community."