Fun runs on Brac and Grand Cayman

| 11/09/2008

(CNS): Three good causes will be highlightedwith two scheduled fun run/walks, one on Cayman Brac next Saturday to promote Breast Cancer Awareness, and the other on Grand Cayman on 1 November to benefit the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and MATT Safe. (Left: Radio Cayman’s Paulette Conolly-Bailey receives a cheque towards these causes from Roma United FC’s Banny Stephenson and Robert Sairsingh).

The Lions Club of Cayman Brac will join forces with the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens to promote Breast Cancer Awareness on Cayman Brac with a 5K run/walk from Scotts’ Dock to Fosters Corner and back on Saturday, 13 September, followed by an awareness meeting that evening.

Registration for the walk/run, which costs $10, starts at 6:00 am at the Scott’s Dock, and there will be lots of prizes to win. Breakfast will also be on sale and at the awareness meeting. The awareness meeting will take place in the medical wing of the Aston Rutty Civic Center starting at 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Lion Pier-Ann Brown at 924-0989.

Radio Cayman is hosting the second annual Breeze Fusion Run/Walk on 1 November. Last year, the proceeds from this event were shared with the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). This year, the event will benefit both the NCVO and MATT Safe.

The NCVO is an independent, non-profit, charitable organisation that engages in projects to meet the ever-increasing social needs of the community. MATT Safe was formed in memory of Pat Ebanks son, Matthew, who passed away tragically in a car accident a few years ago. MATT Safe promotes safe driving for young drivers in Cayman and the programme plans to institute safe-driving skills lessons in high schools across the Cayman Islands.

Already donations to the Breeze Fusion Run/Walk have started to arrive. Roma United Football and Sports Club, whose recent fundraising Independence Day Celebrations received extensive media support from Radio Cayman and Breeze 105.3FM, has made a contribution as a token of appreciation, as well as a means of supporting the charities that benefit from this annual event.

Roma President Robert Sairsingh said, “Roma is always delighted to participate in projects that promote healthy minds and healthy bodies for the people of the Cayman Islands, and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with Radio Cayman and other entities who share the vision of building a more healthy and harmonious society.” He and Banny Stephenson, chief oganiser of the TruJuice/Roma United FC Jamaica Independence Celebrations, believe that one good turn deserves another.

Radio Cayman’s Acting Deputy Director and Sales& Promotions Manager, Paulette Conolly-Bailey, said, “The station is always looking for positive ways to be involved in the community which will have an impact for years to come, especially on our youth, who are our future. We are happy that we had the opportunity to team up with Roma, which is also youth focused through the sport of football. Radio Cayman looks forward to bigger and better things with this partnership so we can continue to make a difference.”

In addition to raising funds for local charities, The Breeze Fusion Run/Walk aims to promote wholesome family and community activities through sports. The 2K event begins at 7:30 am from the John Gray High School on Walkers Road. Adults and children are invited to participate, with a $15.00 registration fee for adults, $10.00 for students. This fee includes an event t-shirt and other prizes.

Interested persons can register at Phoenix Athletic Club (call 945-3970) or online at www.radiocayman.gov.ky. Other venues for registration will be publicized closer to the event and forms will also be available later from Radio Cayman’s reception.
 

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