Friday, May 18, 2012

Medicard Marks 25th Year With Fun Run

MANILA, Philippines – MEDICard, one of the country’s leading Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) companies, celebrates its 25th anniversary and good health by staging its first ever MEDIRun on May 19 at the Bonifacio Global City.

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Events to be disputed are the 3K, 5K and 10K race categories in men’s and women’s divisions to be spiced up by a 100-m toddler and kiddie dash runs.
Registration fee is pegged at P450 for non-MEDICard members, P350 for MEDICard members and P200 for toddlers

MediRun Route Map

Prices include Medals for top finishers, loot bags and raffle prizes after the race. Aside from prizes, participants are entitled to pre-race check up a voucher which entitles them to special rates for select run-related tests that can be availed at MediCard clinics.

These includes the following:

1. Free cholesterol screening
2. Free triglycerides test
3. Free check-up with a primary care physician
4. 30% discount on treadmill stress test and
5. 20% discount on lipid profiling. Toddlers also get a free complete blood count test.

MediRun Official Running Jersey

This will not be possible without the help of MediRun generous sponsors:

Registration started last March 30, 2012 at Chris Sports and selected MediCard clinics-Alabang, Fairview. Las PiƱas, MediCard Lifestyle Makati, Ortigas, Quezon City and Santa Rosa.
Proceeds will go to charitable activities of MediCard Foundation,Inc.
For details, you may call 891-0692 and look for Ms. Kate Cruz.
Source: (The Philippine Star)

Medicard Humble Beginnings: "A Vision that Started with P1.00 a Day"

Dr. Nicanor D. Montoya believed that if a person could just put away this small sum of the money daily, he could already afford hospitalization. From this basic philosophy, Medicard (Philippines) Inc. was born. Its mission was simply to provide quality comprehensive healthcare services to many Filipinos, at a cost they could afford.

Necessity as the Mother of Innovation

Dr. Montoya’s Vision for medicard was born out of a desperate need.
The country was reeling from two decades of dictatorship rule. Health costs were rising, but incomes were falling. Not only were working-class people unable to pay for much-needed quality healthcare, even middle-income families were grapping for available funds they can use in case of medical emergencies.
Carrying out his civic duty, Dr. Montoya gathered a group of eminent physicians from the most distinguished medical centers in the country and convinced them to pool their resources together to set up the country’s first health maintenance organization (HMO) in 1987. An HMO provides a comprehensive healthcare program for its members, which includes emergency care, hospital confinement, preventive healthcare, dental care and out-patient consultation services.