Wednesday, August 25, 2010

“Eat Nothing. Do Something!” World Vision 12-hour Famine

12-Hour Famine Video of myself in Baseco

By: Bernadette Tan

There is a child killer among our homes...
As you read, millions of families in the Philippines are going without food; their children go to bed hungry every night. In the next seven seconds another hungry child will die—nearly 5 million in a year. An underweight child is four times more likely to die of a disease compared to a well-nourished child.Hunger is one of the leading child killers in our world. What are we doing about it?

Luckily for you reading this, hunger is not a life threatening concern. You’ve never had to face the horror of helplessly going without food for days or weeks on end. But for millions in countries like Ethiopia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and even the Philippines, the painful, weakening feeling of hunger is an ordeal they must negotiate every single day to survive. More than 1 billion people worldwide experience hunger daily. In the Philippines about 4 million households go hungry everyday or eat only the bare minimum of food to keep themselves alive. A hungry mind is incapable of concentrating, a hungry body cannot work productively, a hungry child loses all desire to study and play. When was the last time you skipped a meal? How long do you think you can go without food... 2 hours... 6 hours... 12 hours?

Before you take your next meal, please stop and consider what you can do to help these children.

WORLD VISION 12-HOUR FAMINE

In response to the screaming global hunger problem, World Vision Philippines is doing the “12-hour Famine” campaign, a global youth movement against hunger and poverty.

The same Famine campaign is being done worldwide: the 30-hour Famine in the US, the 40-hour Famine in Australia and New Zealand, and the 24-hour Famine in the United Kingdom, to name a few.

Youth participants from high schools, colleges and universities; members of youth orgs and churches will start collecting funds and donations for children and families going hungry in the country. And then, they will all come together in one event and experience a 12-hour famine—that is to go on voluntary fasting from food for 12-hours.

For 12 hours, thousands of Filipino youth will unite as one lending their voices to this global fight against hunger and poverty. On empty stomachs they will further raise funds and awareness about these issues and challenge the public and government to help.

The hunger period will be devoted to various activities other than eating to fill the void of hunger. For 12 hours there will be educational sessions and talks on related issues with guest speakers, inspiring video presentations, prayer time, interactive activities, games, talent showcases from different schools and groups, and a big, festive concert with World Vision celebrity supporters, the country’s top bands and other special performers who themselves are advocates of this cause.

The “12-hour Famine” will happen on November 6, from 9am to 9pm at the Flying V Arena in San Juan. This is your chance to do something relevant for the country and the world. All it takes is a little sacrifice. Eat nothing. Do something. Join the 12-hour Famine! To register call 8-FAMINE or log on to www.worldvision.org.ph/famine.

21 comments:

weloveTIU:] said...

hi Kuya Chris, what's next for Gilas? :] tnx

Anonymous said...

i would like to join coz i really want to help..i pray that everything will flow smoothly as i finish my contract her in dubai this early nov and with His blessing ill be able to join this activity...godbless all your plans..and may all of us filipinos find ways to help and be concerned and sensitive in helping our fellows despite the adversities that our country is experiencing..and to you chris may you continue to be of help and inspire all the youth to do the same...youre such a good person with a BIG heart..may you be blessed always so youll bless more and more people :) jodi

ac said...

true enough. malnutrition is a very big problem even here in the country. as a nurse i've seen the devastating effects of malnourishment among adults & children alike. ironically, our country is mainly agricultural yet the people belonging to this sector still experience hunger.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Chris Tiu ur such a nice person thats why ur very blessed :) God bless you always :) AMDG :D

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris,
It was very inspiring post, i hope and pray that everyone will participate on the said event.

God Bless and always take care.
-Janine N.

jiff0777 said...

I like da post..
same feeling with u also.
all the best

Anonymous said...

me my friends really want to participate but unfortunately we're from Davao.

erica said...

chris,

hope you can also get other celebrity and athletes to join this project and actually commit to it :) it will not only encourage their fans, but also its a good way to share their blessings.

good luck!

12-hour Famine said...

Chris is really a big blessing to the World Vision family! For all of you out there who are interested to join the 12-hour Famine, please visit www.worldvision.org.ph/famine, or call 8-FAMINE. You may also add us at Facebook. Tell your friends about it! See you there!

sherilyn said...

hi chris,

congrats for finishing 4th place for the Stancovich cup...I know you guys could have done better but 4th place is not bad...we are very proud of you...

I watched the docu last night...how's your lips??? from that shoulder bump...I hope your perfectly okay now...and one more thing...why 5? your jersey number...missing 17...just curious..:)

god bless...:)

Sabria said...

Please update your blog soon, Chris. I miss you sharing your thoughts.

Learned from Charles' Twitter account that Gilas lost to Meralco team tonight by just a slim margin of 4 pts. That's not bad at all! What matters is the improvement every single game.

Will continue to pray for you guys. Olympics!

God bless you :)

Sabria said...

Congratulations for the 3-peat!

Looking forward to your blog about it, Chris.

God bless you :)

sherilyn said...

hi chris,

missing your blogs...
looking forward for your new entries...:)

God Bless you

Anonymous said...

yah..we should do something about malnutrition here in our country...sana maraming mag-join s event n yn...=)

-berd_derd1111@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

yah..we should do something about malnutrition here in our country...sana maraming mag-join s event n yn...=)
-berd_derd1111@yahoo.com

arianne said...

hi! congratulations for being the no.1 councilor and also to your sister i've joined that campaign also hoping in my small ans simple way i can help and change their life hpoe i can go there can i ask advise from you about opinion writing? your a good writer i must say hope to see you in person and make friends with you. goodluck to the rest of smart gilas and GODBLESS! arianne

sherilyn said...

hi chris,

any updates from your new show..Hanep Buhay???

thanks..God Bless..:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris, I just heard your new show, and I was hoping to hear something from you, i guess your really busy and I hope you still have time for yourself. I just want to congratulate you. :D

Take care and God Bless!

-Janine N.

antonette said...

hi chris :D

this isn't related to the post but i don't know if you've seen this. it's jay chou's vid. i'm an avid fan too. just check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-FdX1D5hVg

thank you!

-antonette

Anonymous said...

hello chris, we know you are so busy and we all wish you goodluck and Godbless. keep smiling for us...

Anonymous said...

HI CHRIS!
I WOULD JUST WANT TO GREET YOU MERRY CHRISTMAS! AND GOD BLESS! I WISH I COULD GREET YOU TO YOUR OTHER SOCIAL ACCOUNTS BUT I DON'T HAVE ANY OF IT, SO I WAS HOPING YOU COULD READ THIS. HAVE A BLESSED SEASON!
PLEASE EXTEND MY GREETINGS TO YOUR FAMILY TOO. :D

-JANINE N.