The second Walk for Recovery, held to raise awareness and funds for people recovering from alcohol and drugs has raised more than $2,000.
Organizer Brent Hydes said the walk was a success, with between 40 and 50 people turning out, and looked likely to continue in future years as an annual event.
Funds raised go toward Hope for Today Foundation’s half-way homes to house recovering addicts.
The winners in the men’s category of the 5-mile walk held in late September were Josh Bodden in first place, Adolfo Gomez in second place and Ken Lloyd in third place. Danielle Warren was in first place in the women’s race, with Michelle Lloyd in second place and Carla Court in third.
Cabinet Minister Tara Rivers handed out trophies and medals following the walk, and members of the drug rehabilitation court, Maxine Anglin, Erica Ebanks and John Furniss were also on hand to lend their support and present raffle prizes.
“We would like to thank the members of the drug court team and Ms Rivers … for their support in assisting the foundation,” Mr. Hydes said.
“We would also like to thank our sponsors, Lime, Cayman Airways, The Westin Grand Cayman, H20, Cayman Screen Print, Quick Images, Sunshine Suites, Hemingways, Progressive Distributors and The Caymanian Compass.”