German company sponsors local 5K
Chief organiser for the Women with a Purpose third Annual 5K Treasure Hunt Run/Walk, Janette Kaloo expressed delight that German bra manufacturers Anita, have come on board as title sponsors for the October 15 event.
Kaloo is excited about the development adding that Anita’s association will bring tremendous benefits to the event, which seeks to bring awareness to breast cancer victims and former victims, who have beaten the odds and have managed to survive.
The group is seeking to raise approximately $3 million, which will go towards their outreach services.
“Anita joining is great for the event. They are a worldwide brand. They even have a line of bra for women who have had a mastectomy,” she said, “This could not be any more significant,” Ms Kaloo added.
Speaking at the event’s recent press launch at the Sunset Resort and Villas, Ms Kaloo said indications are that this year’s staging will attract close to one thousand participants to easily eclipse combined participation in the first two years.
“We are already beginning to see registration numbers that suggests this year will be our biggest yet. I think the message is starting to get out there and people are now warming to the idea,” Kaloo told STAR Sports.
Herself a cancer survivor, Ms Kaloo serves as vice president of the Treasure Beach Women's Group (TBWG).
Jassette Bromfield is the defending male champion, having won the title in back — to-back years. He ran a time of 22:13 seconds last year with Kirk Roach second (22:55) and Larry Devimy third in 25:24 seconds.
It is expected that Bromfield and last year’s female champion Sarah Wiese will return to defend their titles.
The race is set to start at 7 a.m. with an after race party at 6:30 p.m.