Pink Run takes spotlight in New Kingston


October 28, 2017
Dr. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health, giving a quick pep talk before the start of the race. Beside him, Alfred 'Frano' Francis, Managing Director at Running Events Jamaica Limited

Preparations for the highly anticipated ICWI/Jamaica Reach To Recovery Pink Run are now in high gear for the fundraising event scheduled for today in New Kingston.

The event, which is the culmination of a month of activities coordinated to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, is expected to be a fun experience for participants who are being encouraged to come out in their "tutus and tall socks", the theme of the event.

Ahead of the event, race director Alfred 'Frano' Francis of Running Events Limited expressed confidence that participants will take part in a well-organised and enjoyable event noting that warm-up exercises begin at 6 a.m.

The funds raised from the ICWI Pink Run go to the Jamaica Reach to Recovery, an affiliate of the Jamaica Cancer Society, that provides emotional and psychological support to breast cancer survivors, and offers financial support to assist women in need of access to lifesaving tests and treatments.

Chairperson of the Jamaica Reach To Recovery Carolind Graham expressed gratitude for the increased support for the run, which is in its 17th year and its third with ICWI as the title sponsor.

"The ICWI/Jamaica Reach to Recovery Pink Run has grown a lot over the past few years and we are grateful for the tremendous support because there is a great need for financial aid for tests and treatments for women diagnosed with breast cancer. It will make a big difference in health care accessibility and provide some level of comfort and ease for these women and their families." explained Graham.

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