The Autism Society of the Philippines (ASP)and SM Cares conducted a one of kind annual event for Autism organization around the country and this time they are vying for a world record for the most number of people wearing wings. The event is called SM Cares’ Angels Walk for Autism. It was held at the Mall of Asia last Sunday, January 17.
The program is started at the Mall of Asia Arena and the parade was around the Mall of Asia Complex. This event was headed by the SM Prime Holdings President Hans Sy, Autism Society of the Philippines President Mona Veluz and Honorable Guest Sen. Sonny Angara. There are more than 12,000 people participated in the said event. Most are from the Autism School and Organizations, Participating Universities, NGO and other Government Departments.
The current record holder for most number of people wearing wings during the parade is 1,200. As of today, we don’t have yet the official number of Angels Walk record of wearing wings.
Angels Walk has come a long way since it started in 2007 along Roxas Boulevard in Manila with only a few attendees. For the 9th year of the said event, it was tripled the number of attendees. Since 2009, the Angels Walk has been conducted in partnership with SM Cares, the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Supermalls. SM Cares works with private and public sectors toward the vision of a life with dignity, equal rights and access for PWAs to function independently and contribute productivity.
ASP and SM Cares are working together to create better assistance to the high growing patients of Autism. They pursue a perspective of helping the patients to better living with the normal people. In this way, our Autism angels can relate and communicate well in the normal world.
SM cares promised to sustain their support for the Autism Organizations for the better success of their community towards the eyes of the world.