... 10,000 run­ners wanted

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

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.

CON­TRIB­UTED

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.

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