Walk, run to beat cancer

| 16/01/2009

(CNS): Stride Against Cancer, the Cayman Islands Cancer Society’s annual walk / run fundraising event is just around the corner and walkers, joggers and runners across Grand Cayman are lacing up their shoes for the event on Sunday 25th of January. The “long course” (13.1 miles) begins at 6am and the “short course” (6.5 miles) begins at 7am.

The Stride event will begin and end at the Public Beach on West Bay Road. The turnaround point for the long course is at Caribbean Paradise in South Sound with participants in the short course turning around at The Wharf Restaurant.

According to the Cancer Society, the Stride event is the biggest fun walk / run in the Cayman Islands with over 1200 registrants each year. The event has become a social event on the community calendar in Cayman and families and friends are encouraged to register. Stride is also an opportunity for corporate teambuilding and fellowship so businesses, sporting associations and community organizations are also being urged to support the event by registering for the event.

Residents of the Eastern Districts are being encouraged to participate in the walk/run organized in North Side by residents of that area. The walk will begin at 7am on 25 January from the Boat Launch beside Over The Edge Restaurant and end at the Kaibo. Transportation back to the start line will be provided. For more information call Alexandra at 925-4804.

Fosters Food Fair-IGA and Progressive Distributors in association with Gatorade, Le Bleu, Ocean Spray, Quaker and Tropicana are Platinum Sponsors of the event along with Rooster 101 and Z99. Additionally BB&P, Cayman National Bank, Krys & Associates, Maples and Sagicor are Gold Sponsors.Thanks to the generous support of these sponsors, 100% of all registration fees will be used to support the Cancer Society’s programmes and activities here in the Cayman Islands.

Registration is just $25 and is happening now outside supermarkets and other locations across the island. Registration forms can be collected from the Cayman Islands Cancer Society office which is located in Suite 4 of the MCR Building on Eclipse Drive (off Eastern Avenue) or by going to http://strideagainstcancer.wordpress.com or emailing a request to office@cics.ky

For additional information please call 949-7618 or email chris@cics.ky

Photo: Christine Sanders, of the Cayman Islands Cancer Society (yellow shirt) registers Sandra Blake for the upcoming Stride Against Cancer event.

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