The Dance 2 Fitness road edition and the Sagicor-Befit 5k Run/Walk have been hailed as successful with over 2000 persons taking part in the events to bring awareness to the plight of children suffering with juvenile diabetes.
Speaking during a press conference held on Monday, May 7th, 2018, at the Ministry of Health’s Conference Room, organizer of the event, Lindon James, noted that over 600 persons; including students from 20 schools, participated in the Sagicor 5K Run/Walk which took place from the Blue Lagoon Hotel to the ET Joshua tarmac. He also noted that over 1500 persons participated in the Dance 2 Fitness road edition.
According to James, 800 packages were purchased and $15,000.00 worth of items were donated to the Diabetes Association.
President of the Diabetes & Hypothermia Association, Rosita King, thanked the movement for creating a wonderful event and stated that it could not have come at a better time. She said it was great to see everyone giving all their energy during the event and that the donated supplies will be used for people who want to control their diabetes.
Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, the Hon. Luke Browne, who also participated in the event, congratulated BeFit and all the sponsors for pulling off a successful event. He further stated that he believes in Lindon and that he is always true to his word and committed to his work.
Two of the sponsors, Sagicor and Flow, have pledged continued support for the movement.
The winners from the Sagicor 5K Run/Walk are as follows:
- 1st Place Female Student – Zita Vincent
- 1st Place Male Student – Newman Peters
- 1st Male over 45 Category – Roger Young
- 1st Male Open Category – Junior Ashton
- 1st Female Open Category – Linda Mc Dowall
- 1st Place School – St. Martin’s Secondary School
Four thousand dollars in prizes were handed out.