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Lopez CEO walks again for education on October 8 Lopez Group chairman and chief executive Oscar M. Lopez dons his hiking shoes anew as Knowledge Channel repeats its highly successful walk for education.

The 75-year old Lopez, a physical fitness buff, has outwalked and outhiked his much younger CEOs in many wellness programs organized within the Lopez group of companies.

On October 8, Saturday, Oskie , as he is known to close friends and family, will lead the cause-oriented walkathon event which seeks to "empower the youth through education." Now on its second year, Lakad Mo , Pangarap Ko 2 Nationwide na to will have Cebu and Davao legs aside from Metro Manila.

In Metro Manila, the five-kilometer walkathon starts at the San Lorenzo Ruiz Plaza at Luneta and ends at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City where the more than 8,000 walkers, including other govermental luminaries, will be treated to a live telecast of the popular noontime show Wowowee with Willie Revillame .

In Cebu , the walkathon will start at the provincial capital to Ayala Mall Cebu City and in Davao , assembly will be at the Matina ABS-CBN office to Almendras Gym.

This once-in-a-lifetime Saturday fundraising walkathon aims to enable Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) to provide more public schools with educational television in its finest form the Knowledge Channel. The channel is currently being received by over 1,500 public schools in 39 provinces. More than 39,000 schools are on the waiting list to receive the channel.

The general public is invited to join the walk at P200 per participant. Lakad Mo, Pangarap Ko 2" organizers believe that quality education is the key to eradicating poverty in the country; and thus have been providing the Knowledge Channel at no cost to public schools since it was established in 1999.

Rina Lopez Bautista, lead organizer of the event and president of the Knowledge Channel Foundation, encourages everyone to "Be counted. Each of us should contribute our fair share to building this nation and creating the present we desire."

Your chance to help build this nation is on October 8, Saturday, at the Lakad Mo , Pangarap Ko 2" walkathon. For more info, text or call Braveworld at (0917)827-9947.

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