Sunday, August 14, 2016

Philippine Army Nursing Service to celebrate 53rd anniversary

From the Philippine News Agency (Aug 14): Philippine Army Nursing Service to celebrate 53rd anniversary

In line with its 53rd founding anniversary this coming September, the Philippine Army Nursing Service will undertake various community activities as part of their celebrations.

Activities include tree planting at La Mesa Dam in Quezon City on Aug. 18; fun run at Headquarters Philippine Army (HPA) ground on Aug. 25; visit to orphanage at Bahay Maria Orphanage in Bel-Air Village, Makati City on Aug. 27; health care fair and bloodletting at HPA Grandstand on Aug. 29; and the wreath-laying ceremony at Libingan ng mga Bayani on Aug. 30.

Army spokesperson Col. Benjamin Hao said this year's anniversary theme is “Philippine Army Nursing Service on its 53rd year of Commitment in Achieving Relevant and Excellent (CARE) quality health care services.”

“Our 53rd founding anniversary will be highlighted by various community events in partnership with various stakeholders,” PA chief nurse Col. Nilda L. Nesperos said.

“Proceeds of the fun run will be used for the procurement of hygiene kit, school supplies and lunch to be given to the children of Bahay Maria Orphanage at Bel-Air Village in Makati City,” she added.

The Army Nursing Service is also encouraging all running enthusiasts to participate in the fun run, with three categories - the 3k, 5k and 10k running events.

Registration fee is PHP450 for the 3k, PHP550 for the 5k and PHP750 for the 10k. Cash prizes will be given to the top 3 winners in all categories.

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