Flashy Nation donated $760 to the Department of Children and Family Services following its successful second annual 5K run held earlier this month.
The funds are earmarked to be used for children in care and families with children.
Expressing her thanks, Alicia “Jen” Dixon, director of DCFS said, “We are truly appreciative of Flashy Nation’s efforts to assist children in need. Due to their generous donation, we will be able to continue to improve lives throughout our community.”
Co-founder of Flashy Nation Darrel “DJ” Evans said, “I believe in giving back to the community. Through this donation we have had a direct, immediate impact on some of those families who need it most.”
At the check handover on Wednesday were Evans, Debbie Webb-Sibblies, who is deputy director of Strategic and Programme Services, Paulinda Mendoza-Williams, the deputy director of Clinical Services, Dixon and Kendall Ebanks, co-founder Flashy Nation.
The run was from the Holiday Inn and the route was around North Sound Golf course. As a creative touch, 5K participants dressed as their favorite children’s characters. Superhero costumes included Spiderman, Batman, Robin, Superman, Incredibles, Wonder Woman and Catwoman.
Flashy Nation is a group of young Caymanians with a goal to inspire each other to achieve sporting goals and to promote health and fitness.