Women With a Pur­pose 5K Run/Walk

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORT -

At a spe­cial get-to­gether on Thurs­day night, By­field’s home in the com­mu­nity of Waltham was packed with per­sons from the sport­ing, busi­ness, and civil com­mu­ni­ties in Man­dev­ille.

Re­tired sports ad­min­is­tra­tor Pat An­der­son, who is cred­ited with in­tro­duc­ing By­field to the field of sports cov­er­age when he handed him a tape of a pop­u­lar road race in Man­dev­ille around 2000, re­mem­bered his en­ergy in cov­er­ing sports.

“He was among the first on the list of in­vi­tees when plan­ning a func­tion as you felt that if he came, it would def­i­nitely be cov­ered. I ad­mired that about him,” said An­der­son.

The Manch­ester Ri­fle and Pis­tol Club (MRPC), through its pres­i­dent, Orville Hen­riques, also of­fered a tribute to By­field’s work and con­do­lences to his fam­ily.

“By­field was one of the first jour­nal­ists to cover events at MRPC, so we re­mem­ber him with much grat­i­tude in help­ing to get shoot­ing out at a time when peo­ple didn’t be­lieve in what we were try­ing to achieve,” said Hen­riques.

“May his soul rest in peace, and I know it is a dif­fi­cult time for his fam­ily, but I wish them the same en­ergy and in­ter­est he had to suc­ceed.”

Trea­sure Beach and its en­vi­rons will come alive to­day, start­ing with this morn­ing’s Women With A Pur­pose 5K Trea­sure Hunt Run/Walk event.

The Trea­sure Beach Women’s Group is the chief or­gan­is­ers of the event, which seeks to bring aware­ness to breast cancer vic­tims and former vic­tims who have beaten the odds by sur­viv­ing. The group is seek­ing to raise $3 mil­lion to fund their out­reach services.

The event has got a tremen­dous boost, with the ac­qui­si­tion of spon­sor­ship from Ger­man bra man­u­fac­tur­ers Anita, who ac­tu­ally make a spe­cial line of bra that caters specif­i­cally to women who have had a mas­tec­tomy.

The race is set to start at 7 a.m., fol­low­ing which there will be an af­ter­party, be­gin­ning at 6:30 p.m.

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