Top female athletes team up for a cause

May 20, 2020
Joane Orbon & Pauline Lopez
Karate champion Joane Orbon (left) and taekwondo star Pauline Lopez are teaming up for a good cause.

TWO of the country's brightest female stars -- Joane Orbon (karate) and Pauline Lopez (taekwondo) -- are teaming up for a good cause.

Orbon and Lopez, who made the country proud by winning the gold medals in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in Manila last December, will join hands for a special Live Q&A session on Instagram at 10 a.m. Saturday, Manila time.

"Pauline Lopez and I have teamed up with Fundlife who supports girls who do not have adequate food security, a safe shelter that is free from abuse or violence, and girls who are unable to access education," said Orbon in her Facebook post.

But Orbon, who studied Business Administration/Management at the Columbia Southern University, feels they can do a lot more to help the less unfortunate.

"We thank everyone so far who has supported this cause, but there is more we can do. We will be on Instagram live for Q&A. Feel free to ask us questions about our life as elite athletes and experiences that has shaped us to become the women that we are today," added Orbon, a six-time PKF Continental champion.

"We hope by joining our live that you will also consider supporting @_GirlsGotThis and FundLife. They have providing food relief to families to keep them as safe as possible during these challenging times for everyone."

Another karate champion Jamie Lim and wushu star Agatha Wong also conducted a similar IG Live series early last month.

Gab Ferreras of the Philippine Sports Corner reported that Lim, daughter of PBA legend Samboy Lim, and Wong raised more than P300,000 in donations.

The amount was used to purchase PPEs for frontliners and medical supplies for the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and several Quezon City hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.