Accountant to run through jungle for charity

| 15/09/2011

(CNS):  A local marathon runner who is no stranger to extreme conditions when running long distances is taking on another running adventure for charity next month. Founder & CEO of KRyS Global Ken Krys will be heading to Brazil and the Amazon rainforest for the Jungle Marathon where he will be running 220km for the charity Facing Africa and for the Cayman’s NCVO.  The jungle marathon will take place from 6-15 October  like the Marathon des Sables which Krys ran in 2009, runners in the Jungle Marathon are expected to be completely self-sufficient – bringing their own food, provisions, and even their own hammock to sleep in between the running stages.

Competitors have a choice of completing 110 km or 220 km in either 4 or 6 respective stages over the course of the week.  Krys has chosen the longer distance of 220 km, which includes a gruelling non-stop overnight stage of 89 km.

Anyone who wishes to sponsor Krys on this gruelling run in the jungle should contact Peggy Based at or +1 345 947 4700 for further details.

Facing Africa is a charity dedicatedto helping children in Nigeria and Ethiopia who suffer from a devastating disease called NOMA, which is an acute and ravaging gangrenous infection affecting the face.  The victims are mainly children under the age of 6, caught in a vicious cycle of extreme poverty and malnutrition.  Facing Africa provides funding for teams of volunteer surgeons to travel to Sub-Saharan Africa to perform facial reconstruction surgery on the victims of NOMA.  Further information is available at

The NCVO, or the National Council of Voluntary Organisations, is an independent, non-profit, charitable organisation that engages in projects to meet the ever-increasing social needs of the community.  Further information on the current projects of the NCVO in the Cayman Islands can be found at


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