CJH's anniversary focuses on health,environment advocacy

BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 3 (PIA) - - The Camp John Hay is set to celebrate its 115th Foundation Anniversary on October 19 t0 21 with activities aligned to health promotion and environmental protection advocacy.

John Hay Management Corporation Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Jane Theresa Tabalingcos, in a kapihan forum at the Bell House, disclosed that the Camp's 115th year anniversary adopts the theme, "Strength in Unity", to highlight the importance of partnership not only in maintaining Camp John Hay as a top eco - tourism destination in this mountain resort but also in the preservation of the environment especially the forest reserve inside the camp.

The celebration will start on October 19 with a parade inside Camp John Hay and a program at the Ayala Technohub, to be followed by breast and prostate cancer awareness forum and free clinical screening at the Bell House.

In the afternoon of October 20, there will be a Zumba fund - raising event, which proceedswill benefit e indigent patients undergoing breast cancer and prostate cancer screening.This activity is in partnership with the I Can Serve Foundation and the John Hay Business Club.

The Camp John Hay Trail Run 2018 is set in the morning of Oct. 21, in partnership with Team Malaya.

The JHMC under its Business Development Department, has been sustaining the Camp John Hay Adopt a Tree program which aims to enhance and maintain the environmental integrity by supporting maintenance and protection of trees within the camp.

JHMC, in partnership with the Department of Tourism, will also formally launch "Forest Bathing", a health and wellness cum environmental appreciation eco - tourism activity at the camp's Yellow Trail in November 11.

Aside from continuously boosting the economic activity at the Ayala Techno - hub that has been contributing in job generation and Baguio's economic growth, JHMC is also continuously pushing for responsible tourism.

Protection of Baguio's unique climate and environment features has always been the biggest attraction why city visitors continue to come, so its protection is everybodys concern, of local people and tourists, she stressed.

'That is why we are slowly coming up with these activities- environmental protection and preservation awareness- specifically not to change mind but to start cultivating mind and keep people open, starting from one person to another, starting it here inside the Camp and hopefully it will spread to the whole city of Baguio,' she added.

Joining Tabalingcos as panelists in the media forum were John Hay Business Club Maria Theresa Pantaleon, Stephen Lopez of Team Malaya and Marivic Bugasto of I Can Serve Foundation. (JDP/CCD with Jam Tacwigan-PIA CAR/SLU Intern)

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