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Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race Reaches its Target

A big thank you goes out to all those who participated in the Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race in Cancun on February 18, 2018 as one of the 700 competitors or as donors, sponsors and volunteers. With your support, the Royal Resorts Foundation was able to reach the target and raise $341,500 pesos to build a kitchen at the Don Bosco Community Center for disadvantaged young people at risk.

The teenagers attending the Don Bosco Community Center will soon be eating nutritious meals in the kitchen that you helped build. With a healthy diet they will be better prepared for the future and to achieve higher grades in their studies.

The Don Bosco Community Center master plan and kitchen design are almost complete and building is set to begin soon. The Royal Resorts Foundation will keep you posted on progress on this blog and the Royal Resorts Foundation page.

For more information on the Royal Resorts Foundation visit www.royalresorts.com/foundation and like the Royal Resorts Foundation on Facebook

See you next year for the Fourth Royal Resorts Foundation Race!

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Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race, Feb 18

On a sunny Sunday morning in Cancun Hotel Zone on February 18, 2018, 700 people took part in the Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race in support of a good cause. Their goal was to raise money to build a kitchen at the Don Bosco Youth Center on the outskirts of Cancun.

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Sign up for the Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race, Feb 18

There’s still time to sign up for the Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race on Sunday, February 18 (week 7) in Cancun. Join us for a morning of exercise and fun in support of a worthy cause. All race proceeds will go to building and equipping a kitchen at the Don Bosco Community Project, a center that helps give disadvantaged and vulnerable young people a better future.

REGISTER FOR THE RACE ONLINE

Race details
• The Third Royal Resorts Foundation race takes place on February 18 at 7 a.m. Starting point: Captain’s Cove Restaurant to Westin Regina and back again.
• 3, 5 or 10 kilometers
• Age categories for men and women
Free (15-39 years) Master (40-49 years) Veteran (50 and over)
• Race Fee is $280 pesos per adult and $230 pesos per child and includes a souvenir t-shirt and finalist’s medal, race number, chip, water and an isotonic drink at the finish line
Prizes will be given to the first three places in each category in the 5 and 10 km races for men and women. The first three Royal Resorts employees to cross the finish in the 5 and 10 km races for men and women will also receive prizes.

Children’s Fun Run
Bring the kids! There is a race for them too!
• Children aged 4 to 7 years
500 meters
• Children aged 8 to 12 years
1 kilometer

Transport will be available for Royal Resorts members and guests staying at The Royal Haciendas in Playa del Carmen who would like to compete in the Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race.

If you are not going to be in Cancun in February you can still support the cause by making a donation to the Royal Resorts Foundation online at www.royalresortsfoundation.org or during your stay at Royal Resorts.

Our Race Cause
With the proceeds and donations from the 2018 race, the Royal Resorts Foundation will help build and equip a kitchen at the Don Bosco Youth Center. This Ciudad de la Alegria community center gives vulnerable teenagers in marginalized neighborhoods on the outskirts of Cancun hope for the future.

The Don Bosco Center lends a helping hand to young people who have dropped out of school due to poverty, gang membership, domestic violence and other factors. They continue their studies and learn English and computer skills. Seminars and workshops on health and nutrition, values and self-esteem also give them a boost of confidence and there are sporting and cultural activities too.

A study by the TecMilenio University in Cancun showed that many of the teenagers attending the Don Bosco Center are malnourished and that this is causing low concentration levels and poor academic performance. Building a kitchen will give them access to nutritious meals and better health.

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Register for the Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race today
You can register online at www.royalresorts.com/foundation
Email: contact@royalresortsfoundation.org
Bring your friends and family!

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Spreading Happiness, Royal Resorts Foundation Kings Day Children’s Party

A big thank you to all our members, guests and staff that supported the Royal Resorts Foundation 2017 Toy Drive for needy children and donated gifts over the Christmas holidays. You helped spread some happiness. With your generosity we were able to host a surprise Dia de Reyes or Kings Day party for children attending the Huellas de Pan community kitchen and from the Region 96 district in Cancun on January 8.

Due to the numbers of children attending the event, the party took place in the local park near the Huellas de Pan community kitchen. Some 278 children from the center and the surrounding neighborhood enjoyed a morning of games, dancing and face painting. They munched on the traditional rosca de reyes cake, drank juice and took turns to hit the piñata.

In Mexico you cannot have a party without a piñata and even the smallest children at the Huellas de Pan event proved to be experts at hitting the papier mâché figures and racing to collect the cascade of candies.

As the party drew to a close, the children lined up to receive their gifts from Royal Resorts volunteers and for one last group photo with a big smile and a gracias to all.

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Huellas de Pan A.C. community kitchen is working to eradicate malnutrition in one of the poorest districts of Cancun. It provides children with the well-balanced meals they need for healthy growth and learning skills.

Missed this event? You can donate toys during your Royal Resorts vacation any time of the year
The Royal Resorts Foundation collects toys year round if you would like to support this Spreading Happiness cause and bring a smile to a child’s face at Christmas or on Children’s Day at the end of April. Donations of educational materials, art supplies, children’s books in Spanish and clothing for children and adults are also gratefully received.

Visit www.royalresorts.com/foundation for more information about the Royal Resorts Foundation, the causes we support and ways in which you can help.

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Royal Resorts Foundation sponsoring physiotherapy for children

A heartfelt Happy New Year and gracias from the children receiving physiotherapy at the Cancun CRIT Rehabilitation Center thanks to the generous donations of members, guests and staff at Royal Resorts. The Royal Resorts Foundation is sponsoring Dionicio, Jacob, Jessica, Jesus and Ricardo so that they can attend the center and receive the treatment that they need to develop their motor and communication skills, improve their quality of life and give them a better future.

Diagnosed with conditions ranging from spina bifida and cerebral palsy to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (a genetic connective tissue disorder affecting the skin, muscles, bones and blood vessels) and slow psycho-motor development, these brave children are attending physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, speech therapy sessions and arts and crafts workshops. They also have regular appointments with the team of pulmonary specialists, orthopedists and psychologists at the center, depending on their particular needs.

One of the children, Jessica, is the daughter of a member of staff at The Royal Sands.

Great News
The Royal Resorts Foundation donated $217,620 pesos to the Cancun CRIT Rehabilitation Center this month and has increased the number of children it is sponsoring to six. The son of one of the electricians in the Corporate Maintenance department, Juan Eduardo has a cerebral development disability and therapy will help improve his coordination.

About the CRIT
The CRIT Center (Centro de Rehabilitacion e Inclusion Infantil Teleton) is part of a network of 23 centers all over Mexico managed by a charity called Fundacion Teleton. CRIT helps children with physical and neurological illnesses, speech impediments and other conditions requiring physio and specialized therapy get the treatment their families so often cannot afford. Fundacion Teleton also has a Children’s Cancer Hospital, and helps 294,172 children nationwide.

Visit www.royalresorts.com/foundation for more information on the Royal Resorts Foundation and its community and conservation causes.

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Give a Toy and Make a Child Smile, Royal Resorts Toy Drive 2017

Help the Royal Resorts Foundation spread some happiness this holiday season by participating in the Royal Resorts Toy Drive 2017. We are collecting gifts for disadvantaged children who attend the Huellas de Pan community kitchen in Cancun. With your support we can bring a smile to the faces of many little ones this year.

If you are currently staying at Royal Resorts or will be traveling to Cancun over the Christmas holidays you can help by giving a toy.

What can you donate?
• Barbie and similar dolls
• Superhero toys
• Cars
• Plastic balls
• Soft toys for tots
• Tea sets and other kitchen play sets
• Board games
• Children’s books (in Spanish)
• Coloring books, pencils, crayons and paints
• Craft making sets
• Candies

Please do not donate battery-operated toys, guns and war games

Toy collection boxes in the resort lobbies
Look for the decorated gift box in the lobby and leave your toys there. Final day for giving toys: January 4, 2018. Royal Resorts employees are also supporting the Royal Resorts Toy Drive 2017 and collecting toys for tots.

Where to buy toys
All the big supermarkets and chain stores in Downtown Cancun and Playa del Carmen have even larger toy departments for the season if you are not sure where to buy gifts. If you prefer to contribute to the Toy Drive by making a donation so that the Foundation can buy toys on your behalf, please contact the Duty Manager.

If you are not traveling to Cancun this season and would like to help, the Royal Resorts Foundation accepts donations of educational material, new toys and new and used clothing (children and adults) in good condition all year round. You can also donate online.

January 5 Children’s Party at Huellas de Pan
On January 5, Royal Resorts Foundation volunteers will be visiting the Huellas de Pan community center in Downtown Cancun to surprise children with the toys collected in the Royal Resorts Toy Drive 2017 and a party with traditional rosca de reyes cake, piñatas and other surprises. January 6, Dia de Reyes or Three Kings Day is the day that Mexican children traditionally receive gifts.

About Huellas de Pan
Huellas de Pan A.C. is a Cancun charity working to combat malnutrition among the poorest members of society. Through its community canteen it provides the nutritious meals that children need for healthy growth and better educational development. The Huellas de Pan community kitchen also serves meals to the elderly and anyone in need.

Through the Royal Resorts Foundation, Royal Resorts supports community and conservation projects in the Cancun area and the state of Quintana Roo. It provides study scholarships for children at the Mano Amiga School, sponsors cancer screening and treatment for women on a low income, physiotherapy for special needs children and provides emergency relief for employees in times of serious illness.

Children receiving gifts on January 6, 2017, after the Royal Resorts Toy Drive 2016

 

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Ready for the 2018 Royal Resorts Foundation Race

On your marks, are you ready to compete in the 2018 Royal Resorts Foundation Race and support a worthy cause? Join us on Sunday, February 18 (week 7) in Cancun for a fun event that the whole family will enjoy. Bring your friends too! The community project we are supporting in 2018 is to build and equip a kitchen at the Don Bosco Youth Center for teenagers in need. Help us to build dreams.

Take part in the 5 or 10-kilometer race or a three kilometer walk and there’s a Fun Run for the kids too.

Race details
• The 2018 Royal Resorts Foundation Race takes place on February 18 at 7 a.m.
• Route: Cancún Hotel Zone from Km 16.5 towards El Mirador
• Starting point: Captain’s Cove Restaurant parking lot to Westin Regina and back again.
• 5 or 10 kilometers
• 3-kilometer walk
• Race Fee is $280 pesos per adult and $230 pesos per child
• Limit of 700 competitors

Race categories
• 3 km Fun Walk
• Adults 5 km Race
For men and women
Free 13-39 Years Master 40-49 Years Veterans 50 Years and above
• Adults 10 km Race
For men and women
Free 13-39 Years Master 40-49 Years Veterans 50 Years and above

Children’s Fun Run
Bring the kids! There is a race for them too!
• Children aged 4 to 7 years
500 meters
• Children aged 8 to 12 years
1 kilometer
Start time: after the Adult Race

2018 Royal Resorts Foundation Race Closing date
February 10, 2018 or until the field of competitors has been filled

Race inscription includes
• Race number • Souvenir t-shirt • Chip • Finalist’s medal
• Water supplied along race route and the finish line
• Isotonic drink at the finish line

Collecting your race kit
Competitors must collect their kit on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Gran Salon Hacienda Sisal at The Royal Sands. Competitors who fail to show up will lose all rights to compete. Race Kits will not be handed out after this time or on the race day.

Prizes
Prizes will be given to the first three places in each category in the 5 and 10 km races for men and women. The first three Royal Resorts employees to cross the finish in the 5 and 10 km races for men and women will also receive prizes.

If you are not going to be in Cancun in February you can still support the cause by making a donation to the Royal Resorts Foundation online at www.royalresorts.com/foundation or during your stay at Royal Resorts.

The 2018 Royal Resorts Foundation Race Cause
The proceeds and donations from the 3rd Royal Resorts Foundation Race in 2018 will be used to build and equip a kitchen at the Don Bosco Youth Center, a Ciudad de la Alegria community initiative that helps vulnerable teenagers in marginalized neighborhoods on the outskirts of Cancun.
These young people are often forced to drop out of school due to poverty or family problems. They may be at risk from domestic or gang violence, addiction and crime. The Don Bosco center offers them the chance to change their lives. They can continue their education at the center and learn English and computer skills. There are seminars on health and nutrition, self esteem, values and citizenship and they also enjoy sporting and cultural activities. The kitchen will provide them with nutritious meals and give them a better start in life.

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Register for the 2018 Royal Resorts Foundation Race today
Register online at www.royalresorts.com/foundation
Email: contact@royalresortsfoundation.org
Invite your friends and family to take part!

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Get set for the second royal resorts foundation race

FEBRUARY 19, 2017

On your marks, get set, go… the Second Royal Resorts Foundation Race will take place on February 19, 2017 and we are looking for runners to join us in supporting a worthy charity cause. This year, the Royal Resorts Foundation has teamed up with Pro Niños Excepcionales A.C., a Cancun NGO that supports children with physical, neurological and mental challenges to help a man who has given his life to caring for sick children. We will be raising money to help Maclovio Tun and his family. Maclovio is 74, his wife Carmen has been confined to a wheelchair all her life after a childhood bout of polio left her unable to walk and their son Reyes has cerebral palsy. Their home is in desperate need of renovation and our goal is to rebuild and extend the house, making it a safe space for all to live in.

Maclovio is the sole breadwinner in his family, steadfastly caring for his wife and his son with dedication and dignity. Pro Niños Excepcionales volunteers first met him 12 years ago when he brought his son on his tricycle to its physiotherapy clinic to request help for the boy. His appeal was granted and in return he helped out at the center cleaning the land and collecting fallen dry wood to sell as firewood. It soon became evident to staff at the center that he did not have a steady job and after meeting Carmen, it dawned upon them just how precarious Maclovio’s situation was.

In order to help him, Pro Niños Excepcionales hired Don Maclovio to work in its equinotherapy center. To this day, he cleans out the stables, looks after the horses and leads them around the paddock during sessions with children.

A Race with a Mission, to Rebuild Maclovio’s House

Maclovio and his family live in a house that is literally falling down. It was seriously damaged during Hurricane Wilma and has never been repaired. Parts of the roof are missing, others leak when it rains and falling tiles, crumbling plaster and rotting wood are a constant problem. There is no front door, a safety issue for such a vulnerable family, only one bedroom, an improvised kitchen, no cupboards or closets and no bathroom. The lack of clean water and sanitary facilities are serious health concerns.

Our goal is to raise money to renovate the house completely, adding a second bedroom, a proper kitchen-dining room, a bathroom and the ramps and other mobility aids that Carmen and Reyes desperately need. This project will improve the lives of Maclovio and his family, giving them a home that they will be more comfortable in.

Sign up for the Second Royal Resorts Foundation Race

By competing in the Second Royal Resorts Foundation Race you can transform the lives of Maclovio and his family and help renovate their home. Sign up today by emailing contact@royalresortsfoundation.org

Invite your friends and family to take part too!

The closing date for registration is February 11.

Race Registration Details

  • The race takes place on February 19 at 7 a.m., the starting point is Captain’s Cove Restaurant, km 16.5, Kukulcan Blvd, Hotel Zone, Cancun and the route takes you as far as Westin Regina and back.
  • Race Fee is $250 pesos per adult and $150 pesos per child

It includes a souvenir t-shirt and finalist’s medal, race number, chip, water and an isotonic drink at the finish line

  • 3, 5 or 10 kilometers
  • Age categories for men and women

Free (15-39 years)   Master (40-49 years)           Veteran (50 and over)

Prizes will be given to the first three places in each category in the 5 and 10 km races for men and women. The first three Royal Resorts employees to cross the finish in the 5 and 10 km races for men and women will also receive prizes.

Children’s Fun Run

Bring the kids! There is a race for them too!

Children aged 4 to 7 years

500 meters

 

Children aged 8 to 12 years

1 kilometer

 

Community Walk

If you don’t want to run, why not join us by signing up for the 3-kilometer walk? It’s open to all ages.

If you are not going to be in Cancun in February you can still support the cause by making a donation to the Royal Resorts Foundation online at www.royalresortsfoundation.org or during your stay at Royal Resorts.

Royal Resorts Foundation Donation for Cancer Screening

As part of its Cancer Awareness Month activities, the Royal Resorts Foundation donated more than $150,000 pesos to pay for breast cancer screening studies for 400 women on low incomes.

The Royal Resorts Foundation supports the fight against cancer and has partnered with Cancun-based NGO Grupo Desafio de Quintana Roo, A.C. to help women in poor communities get vital cancer screening and treatment.

This was the Royal Resorts Foundation’s second donation to Grupo Desafio this year. In May, it was able to cover the costs of medical studies for 293 women, including mammography screening, RX, mammary ultrasound testing and bilateral mammograms as part of its Gift of Life for Women campaign.

Founded in 1999 by a group of women who fought their own battle with cancer, Grupo Desafio de Quintana Roo, A.C. started life as a support network for breast cancer patients. Its mission is now to help all those living with the disease, regardless of sex, age or type of cancer.

In addition to helping women from the poorest sectors of society with cancer screening and treatments, Grupo Desafio seeks to raise cancer awareness by giving seminars on the disease and the importance of early detection in local communities, the workplace, schools and colleges. It also offers self-help and counseling sessions for patients and their families.

 

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Dani moves into his new home

Remember Dani, the brave little boy from the village of Leona Vicario who has ‘bones of glass’ or brittle bone syndrome? In February, the Royal Resorts Foundation held its first fun run in partnership with Cancun NGO Erase Una Vez un Hogar, A.C. (Once Upon a Home) to raise money to build him a house and dramatically improve the quality of his life. Dani and his family moved into their brand new home in August and Royal Resorts volunteer Raul Prado was one of their first visitors.

Built with ramps for wheelchair access, Dani’s new house has two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and living/dining area and a small terrace. He’ll live there with his parents, sisters and the latest member of the family, a new baby brother.

The house is almost finished, but there are still things to be done such as installing lighting and ceiling fans, mattresses and the foam floor mats that Dani needs to be able to safely play on. Erase Una Vez un Hogar launched an appeal for donations in order to obtain the furniture and appliances still needed.

Dani is happy to be in his new home and thanked everyone at Royal Resorts for their help and friendship. Raul presented this little champ, who is always ready to smile despite the challenges he faces, with his Royal Resorts Foundation race medal and t-shirt.

We will be talking to Dani and his family soon to find out how they are getting on in their new house, so stay posted.

 

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