Sugar Wars Sunpiology Run 2016 and Go Well Press Conference

The morning sky inspired me to wake up early and read my favorite self-help books. I still have three hours to do other tasks as well before I prepare for the Sunpiology Run: Sugar Wars press conference at Visayas Ballroom Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. If Piolo Pascual is the main man, I wouldn't waste time and prepare for meeting him again. He's so inspiring. Well, I wouldn't want to reiterate all of your descriptions of the famed actor-producer and athlete. We all have the same feelings for him. Am I right?

Everything happened because I got a chance to collaborate with Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), the country's top life insurer. The company recently launched three initiatives that are empowering as they are financially rewarding: a comprehensive health protection product named "SUN Fit and Well"; a free and informative wellness community called "Go Well" and one of the most anticipated, star-studded charity fun race known as "Sunpiology Run: Sugar Wars."


The event is even more inspiring for all of us because we had a chance to hear from Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopez who emphasized that, "Now more than ever, we are very conscious of our physical health and well-being. It is an encouraging space for Sun Life to be in, where we highlight financial security and overall wellness as complementary to each other."


The idea of having a comprehensive understanding of a balanced lifestyle is intensified with the SUN Fit and Well product. It has a life insurance policy for added protection and peace of mind, aside from providing coverage for 114 critical illnesses and the endowment to have replacement of funds used for diagnostic procedures and check-ups. Who wouldn't want to be healthy and financially well at the same time?

Piolo Pascual believes in the benefits of Sun Life's latest innovation. The company's long-time brand ambassador stars in a new action-packed TVC, where he demonstrates a love for biking and how SUN Fit and Well fuels his active lifestyle. Watch his tale unfold in official Sun Life social channels (@sunlifeph) and in primetime shows.


The latest innovation of Sun Life isn't complete without giving us a chance to translate our love of being healthy and financially well by being part of a community in the wellness arena. Obviously, the timing is perfect - many people have been dreaming of an amazing approach to learn anything about health and wellness. Let's embrace Go Well for a change.

Go Well is a community with a website that provides nutrition tips, exercise ideas, and content about a more mindful life. But more than just an online community, Go Well members can enjoy discounts in partner establishments, as well as free access to regular community classes featuring the hottest fitness t


During the event, we had a chance to meet the five ambassadors who prove that passion and determination can pave the way to a healthy life. The inspiring health stories of Piolo, Rovilson Fernandez, Bubbles Paraiso, Jaymee Pizarro, and Tessa Prieto-Valdes can be viewed in the official website as well as Facebook and Instagram (@gowellph). For more information, you can check Go Well.


For eight years now, Sun Life has been organizing a fun run that combines the excitement of celebrity watching, fund-raising, and getting fit. It has since taken on the twin advocacies of education and diabetes awareness, as shown by this year's SUNPIOLOGY RUN: Sugar Wars theme. It will be held on November 19 (Saturday), by sunset, at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

With the Philippines declared as diabetic hot spot, Sugar Wars, pushes for an active lifestyle as one of the best deterrents against this debilitating disease. Participants can choose from distances that include a 500m walk/dash for kids and adults (Php350); 3K (Php700); 5K (Php800); and 10K (Php900). Being an obstacle course, four "battle stations" help facilitate better understanding about this particular illness.


And for even more fun, close to a hundred Star Magic celebrities will be joining Piolo to add glitz to the event, while an after-run show will serve as the launch of Inigo Pascual's debut album featuring the official Go Well Jingle "Live Life Brighter," together with surprise performances.

"I want to invite everyone to register for Sugar Wars. It's a race against diabetes, a chance to help raise funds for our beneficiaries, and a great way to spend time with your Star Magic family," says Piolo, who created Hebreo Foundation, SUNPIOLOGY's long-time beneficiary that supports education of children in different communities. The Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation, Inc. (ISDFI), LingkodKapamilya, Noordhoff Craniofacial for Studies on Diabetes Foundation Inc., and Star Magic Scholars are also supported by this event.

It takes one bright step to begin a lifetime of wellness. So sign up for SUNPIOLOGY RUN: Sugar Wars through Sunpiology.

Here we go! We have been given a chance to enjoy life by taking advantage of amazing projects of Sun Life nowadays. Let me know your comments below and stay chic.

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