An early morning double rainbow welcomed walkers taking part in the first Hope Foundation’s Walk For Recovery.
The five-mile walk, the first of what organisers plan to be an annual event, was held to raise funds for the Hope for Today Foundation, which provides half-way homes for recovering addicts.
Brent Hydes of the Hope for Today Foundation described the walk on Saturday, 29 September, as a “great success”. A double rainbow that appeared as the walk was about to begin at 6am was deemed to be a sign of good luck.
“There was a surprisingly good turnout for this first walk. We had about 40 to 45 people there and we sold more than 100 tickets,” Mr. Hydes said.
The walkers set off from Seven Mile Public Beach in Grand Cayman, headed north to the four way stop in West Bay and then walked to Willie Farrington Drive and back onto West Bay Road and completed their walk at West Bay Road Public Beach.
Awards for the first, second and third place male and female finishers were handed out by Cayman Islands government Cabinet Minister Mike Adam, who took part in the walk, and lawyer John Furniss, defence attorney at the Drug Rehabilitation Court.
There was also a random draw after the event with prizes furnished by the sponsors, which included CSP, LIME, The Westin Casuarina, Cayman Airways, QuickImages, Progressive Distributors and Reflections.
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