... 10,000 runners wanted
REITERATING THE underlying theme for the Grace & Staff Community Development Foundation’s upcoming fundraiser, ‘This Is Why We Run’, chairman James MossSolomon is appealing for service club members to support the event.
“We need 10,000 or more to participate,” Moss-Solomon said of the GraceKennedy Education Run.
“We need you to bring others to share in the educational achievements of our children, we need you to learn the lessons of love that we get back in multiples from our children, and we need you to help with the transformation that will allow our children to be safer, to be top achievers and useful citizens.”
The education run event this
year takes place on Sunday, July 9, in downtown Kingston and incorporates walking,
cycling and wheelchair categories, and, most recently, rowing, in addition to the
traditional 5K run. It is scheduled to start at 6 a.m. on Port Royal Street.
Chairman of the GK Education 5K Run/Walk Steering Committee, Joan Marie Powell (left), explains features of the July 9 fundraising event to President Paulette Kirland (second left) in the presence of James Moss-Solomon, chairman of the Grace & Staff Community Development Foundation, and Tanketa Chance Wilson, general manager of the foundation, during a combined meeting of Club Chapters, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston at the Police Officers Club on June 14.