Triathlon fes­ti­val backs Cure Kids Fiji

Fiji Sun - - Sports - WAISEA NASOKIA Feed­back: waisean@fi­jisun.com.fj Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

The Fiji In­ter­na­tional Triathlon has at­tracted more than 400 in­ter­na­tional vis­i­tors to the coun­try as they have the in­ter­est of stay­ing fit and healthy. This year, Cure Kids Fiji has been con­firmed as one of the 4th Fiji In­ter­na­tional Of­fi­cial Char­ity part­ners. The an­nual event has cho­sen to sup­port Cure Kids Fiji as a char­ity of choice for the work they have done for the past 10 years and also those that are com­ing up.

Cure Kids Fiji di­rec­tor op­er­a­tions Sally Cooper said, “Each year the par­tic­i­pa­tion num­bers grow and we be­lieve that this an­nual event will be get­ting big­ger and bet­ter each year.” She added by part­ner­ing with Fiji In­ter­na­tional Triathlon helps raise aware­ness of the works Cure Kids Fiji do, both on the lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional plat­forms.

“It is a priv­i­lege and hon­our to be able to sup­port Cure Kids Fiji mov­ing for­ward with an event ded­i­cated to rais­ing funds for the in­cred­i­bly im­por­tant or­gan­i­sa­tion that as­sist the chil­dren of Fiji,” said Mark Ste­wart, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of 100% Events.

“Cure Kids Fiji is a char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tion that is fo­cus­ing on the on­go­ing health care of chil­dren. Not just im­me­di­ate so­lu­tions but pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sures and sus­tain­able care so­lu­tions for our Pa­cific en­vi­ron­ment. For our long term vi­sion that is why we have se­lected Cure Kids Fiji as our char­ity of choice for 2016”. Cure Kids Fiji was es­tab­lished in New Zealand in 1975 and brought to Fiji by found­ing part­ner Ac­cor Ho­tels in 2006. “We have cho­sen to sup­port CK Fiji as they have an on­go­ing sus­tain­able ap­proach to health care for Fiji,” added Ste­wart. 100% Events are pleased to add two Ocean Swim events to the pro­gramme this year to as­sist in the rais­ing of funds and pro­mot­ing the great work that Cure Kids Fiji does ev­ery day. Those en­cour­aged should sign-up for the Cure Kids Fiji 750m or 1.5K Ocean Swims to be staged at 3pm on Fri­day, May 27. Mean­while, swim­mers will also have the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in an open wa­ter swim clinic con­ducted by An­drew Reid bet­ter known as “Reidy” from the smash hit tele­vi­sion show Bondi Res­cue.

Lo­cal ath­letes also able to reg­is­ter by con­tact­ing Sally Cooper on sally@curekids.org.fj or 9993 890.

Photo: Ja­nine Kaye

Par­tic­i­pants dur­ing the 2015 Fiji In­ter­na­tional Triathlon on De­na­rau Nadi.

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