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Monday, August 3, 2015

Barefoot Runner, Eddie Vega

It's Monday and for a lot of us in the workforce, it's the start of another hectic week so I'd like to help ease the stress and share with you some inspiring news. :) 

Western Union has launched, "Heroes for Better", an advocacy campaign that recognizes Filipinos around the world who have made an enormous positive impact in the lives of others in their own little way.
The Barefoot Bandito in one of his marathons. (Photo provided by Laira Legaspi)
One of them is Eddie Vega, also known as the "Barefoot Bandito". He has completed a full marathon in all 50 states in the US and a Guiness World Record Holder for the Most Barefoot Marathons Run in One Year. His purpose - to help children who cannot afford shoes.

To date, he has ran 129 marathons barefoot that helped raised funds for over 15,000 school children by partnering with social enterprise, Soles4Souls

To know more about his story, please watch the video below (this gave me goosebumps!). If this post has inspired you, please feel free to share his story. :) 

To view more stories of goodness from our fellow Filipinos, please visit Heroes for Better


Related Article:
CNN Philippines - Eddie Vega, the Barefoot Runner Gives Back

To learn how you can support Soles4Souls, visit their website.

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