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A 3-Mile Walk will be held on August 4, 2012 in Pomona, CA to kick-off the festivities at the U.S.-Philippines Expo 2012. The fundraising walkathon will be benefiting the Beautiful Day Foundation and Sagip Kapamilya – ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.

City of Pomona Mayor, Elliott Rothman will be hosting the event which begins at 8:00 AM at the Palomares Park at 499-435 East Arrow Highway, Pomona, CA 91766.

Registration opens at 7:00 A.M. Registration fee is $50.

The Beautiful Day Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer and providing education about the disease to young women around the world.

They help young women with breast cancer deal with daily challenges, as they build a community that is full of energy, grace, humor and style – turning each day into a beautiful day.

This community is a network of professionals, volunteers and patients who share information, support and resources in the fight against breast cancer.

Sagip Kapamilya (Rescue Family) is ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.’s emergency humanitarian assistance program.  They are an emergency response team that provides food and non-food relief to the victims of natural disasters and calamities in the Philippines.  They are also involved in the rehabilitation of affected communities and they prepare Filipino families through disaster-risk reduction projects.

Their mission is to alleviate humanitarian crises through immediate, appropriate and timely assistance during emergencies, and their vision is to create a better world for Filipino children by helping to rebuild and improve the lives of their affected families.

Everyone is invited to participate in the symbolic opening of the U.S.-Philippine Expo 2012 by walking for a good cause to support these two non-profit organizations.  The 3-Mile Walk will commence at the Fairplex Building 4, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a tribute to the U.S. troops and World War II veterans, lead by the U.S. Marines Color Guards.

The U.S.-Philippine Expo 2012 is expected to be the “best ever” since its first festival in 1993.   It is a 2-day grand cultural, trade and consumer show, on August 4-5, 2012 at the Fairplex Building 4 in Pomona, CA.

This year’s roster of events include: a Grand Raffle Draw (the first prize is a brand new Nissan Sentra 2012!); the Miss U.S.-Philippines Expo Beauty Pageant; eMotion (Ethnic Motion) Hip hop Dance Competition; over 100 exhibitor booths; The Show of Shows; a World War II memorabilia exhibit; Filipino food, games and festivities; and the International Speed Meet exhibit which will feature an extensive collection of exotic cars from around the world.

For more information on the 3-Mile Walk, visit:

For tickets, advertising and sponsorship information, visit or call 626-274-4122.

Weekend Balita and the US Asian Post are giving away 100 free admission tickets to the US-Philippines Expo 2012.  See or to join the raffle promo which will be held on July 27, 2012.