Milestone Walk/Run raises cash for causes

| 02/02/2010

Cayman Islands News, Grand Cayman local news, Cayman National, Cayman sports news(CNS): Cayman National raised almost $8000 from the registration fees for a 5K walk/10K run, held on 16 January. Initially, the funds raised from its inaugural Milestone Walk/Run were to be split equally between the Rotaract Blue Open Arms Programme, which supports the disabled within the community, and the Women of Grace Senior Citizen’s programme. However, in light of the recent disaster which struck Haiti, Cayman National decided to split the proceeds to include the local Red Cross in support of relief efforts for the people of Haiti.

The event, which was the culmination of the organization’s 35th anniversary celebrations and drew over 400 participants, was a tremendous success, Cayman National said in a release. Presentations were made to the three charities each in the amount of CI$2,600.

“We are very grateful for the overwhelming support from the community which in turn has enabled us to make a difference to these worthy causes,” said Cayman National’s Corporate Communications Senior Executive, Claudia Welds. “Cayman National’s commitment to providing support to the community remains strong and we are excited to announce that we are considering making this an annual event to benefit our community,” she added.

Photo above: Milestone event planning committee makes presentations to the three local charities. (L) Seated Marzeta Bodden, Rotaract Blue’s Assistant Director of Community Service (standing in the centre) Jondo Obi, Branch Director of Cayman Islands Red Cross and (R ) seated, Francia Lloyd, Community Liaison, for the Women of Grace.

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