“Not for Profit, Not for Charity, but for Service”, this is First Community Cooperative’s motto that paved the way to achieving greater heights leading to where it is right now.
In its 63rd year in the cooperative industry, a variety of activities were prepared; one of which is its kick-off activity- the 7th FICCO Fun Run held last July 2, 2017, at the Provincial Capital Grounds, Cagayan de Oro City. A total of One thousand Eight hundred (1,800) registrants graced the event and made it a success. The participating runners numbered have consistently increased compared to the actual registrants in the previous fun run making it an event to look forward to the succeeding years.
Proceeds from the 7th FICCO Fun Run will go to the scholar beneficiaries of FICCO. They are enrolled in the different schools and universities in Cagayan de Oro City. To show their gratefulness to the program, these scholars showcased a dance number during the event.
It is also FICCO’s desire to provide access to public healthcare, promote general health awareness and life-saving activities to our valued members. With this, an Annual Medical Mission and Bloodletting Activity was also conducted where participants of the run were free to avail any of the following services: free clinic and medicines, free consultation, blood sugar checking, vital signs taking (temperature, pulse, respiratory, BP), bloodletting, manicure, pedicure, haircut and massage.
Achieving this desire would not have been possible without the help of our partner doctors headed by Dr. Mark Sarmiento, together with Dr. Erwin Jessie Taghoy, Dr. Kairos Romerik Benedicto, Dr. Samule Ralph Gabut, Dr. Marco Antonio Cabonce, Dr. Felipe Cyrus Vince, Dr. Stricklyn G. Caingles-Paasa, and Dr. Alma Bella S. Roxas of the Philippine Red Cross- Cagayan de Oro Chapter and its team, the medical students of Summon of Aesclepius- a medical service fraternity of Xavier University, and some of the FICCO staff. Free medicines were also given to the 140 patients during the mission. Of the 37 interested donors who came to donate blood, 19 passed and were able to donate successfully.
Raffle prizes were given away brought to us by our sponsors. it made the event more exciting. Cheers and hopes of having their number called in the raffle were heard. It was nerve-wracking and to some, disappointing, while to some, fulfilling. Winning the raffle was definitely a bonus to this fun-filled event.
Mini-games were also prepared where everybody can participate. Adults and children alike had fun as they played in the event. But what made the event truly successful was the smiles on everyone’s faces, enjoying every moment of it bonding with their families, friends, workmates, and even people that they only met.
The major sponsors of this event are the following:
Globe, Shopwise, Microtrade, Legacy Sales and Printing Press, Inc., Landbank, Microtech, Petron, Summit Natural Drinking Water, Chinabank, Tejano Offset Prints, Chinabank Savings, Shell, CISP, Unilever Pure-it, Allied Services Multi-Purpose Coop, 1 Coop Health, BDO, and Amigas Security & Investigation Agency, Inc. (ASIA).