Kind hospice duo raised $6k

Charities always benefit hugely
when marathons are run. The logic is that if you’re going through all that pain
and preparation to get to the starting line and then have to slog for up to six
hours to run 26.2 miles then doing it for a worthy cause is an added bonus and
incentive to ensure you give 100 per cent.

That is certainly true of Juliet
Forget and Alison Lomax who raised $6,000 for the Cayman HospiceCare by running
the 13.1 mile half marathon at the Cayman Marathon last week.

Lomax is actively involved as a
volunteer at HospiceCare and suggested they both run and raise money for such a
good local cause. “The donations came flooding in from family and great friends
who continually support local causes for which we deeply thank them,” said
Lomax.

Both mothers juggle busy family
lives with volunteering for charity. Lomax is involved with three local
organisations and Forget is the accounts/marketing manager at Cayman
Villas. 

“We both completed the Chicago Half
Marathon in September this year and continued our training of running four or
five times a week including weekend long runs,” said Lomax. “Cayman’s early
start was great. The temperature was perfect for running the half and together
with the fabulous turn out of runners, great atmosphere and running for such an
important and wonderful cause like Cayman HospiceCare made it all
worthwhile.  We are definitely up for the
challenge again next year.”

Lomax finished in 1 hour 51 minutes
and 5 seconds and Forget finished in 2 hours and 48 minutes.

Jennifer Grant-McCarthy is the
fundraising co-ordinator at Cayman HospiceCare. She said: “Everyone at Cayman
HospiceCare is extremely grateful to Alison and Juliet for using this event to
raise money for our charity.

“All the services of Cayman
HospiceCare are free to our patients and their families, but we need to raise
more than $1,500 per day to ensure that this remains possible. Creative ideas
by motivated volunteers like Alison and Juliet make it possible for us to
achieve our financial goals, one donation at a time.”

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