Local charity Meals on Wheels and international charity Facing Africa are the recipients of donations from this year’s Off the Beaten Track ultra-marathon.
The race raised more than US$17,000 as solo runners and teams ran 50 kilometers through Cayman’s back roads, bushes and beaches. The funds were distributed between the two charities, each receiving close to US$9,000.
Meals on Wheels has been the local charity benefiting from OTBT for the past few years, as this charity is heavily supported by the team in the KRyS Global Cayman office. Each day a KRyS Global staff member delivers eight hot meals to people in need.
“KRyS Global has been supporting Meals on Wheels for several years now, both financially and with the staff’s time, helping us reach the most vulnerable in our society,” said Beulah McField, executive director of Meals on Wheels. “I’d like to thank them for their continued dedication and let them know that their contribution means a lot to the organization and to the individuals themselves.”
Facing Africa, which is close to race founder Kenneth Krys’s heart, “is a charity that is able to change the lives of children suffering from a horrible, gangrenous infection called Noma that affects the face. The proceeds will go to fund teams of medical professionals to be sent to areas in Africa that have large incidences of Noma to treat children who would otherwise die from this fatal condition,” said Krys.
Off The Beaten Track is in its 6th year and has raised a total of more than US$50,000 for charity.
For more information, visit www.offthebeatentrack.ky.