The Brac community came together last month for a new walk-run fundraiser that benefited a nonprofit special needs organization.
In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Radio Cayman recently held its first Brac Breeze Fusion 5K Walk/Run on the south shores of Cayman Brac, a press release states. The $1,000 raised at the event on Saturday, Nov. 26, was donated to the Harmony Learning Centre and accepted by Paula Malone, a student at the center.
“Thank you for everything, I’m really happy you helped my school. Now we can do fun things with our teachers,” she said.
“I’m so happy you helped us.”
Ninety people, including 50 children, registered for the event, with charitable sponsorship from Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell.
According to the release, youth participants dominated, with 67 percent of podium finishes, including two 11-year-olds.
The top three males were 13-year-old Sean Valentine, in a time of 22:30, followed by Hermes Gorginto, in 22:50, and Alex Anglin, in 34:21.
The top three females were 16-year-old Madi Brandes, who finished in 29:37, Leana Jackson, in 31:48, and Di’Jhaney Valentine, in 31:51.
“I was so happy to see all the support we received from the Brac community that made our first annual Breeze Fusion walk/run such a big success,” said Radio Cayman Deputy Director Paulette Conolly-Bailey.
“My heart was touched by the gratitude from the Harmony Learning Centre for our donation, and I wish them all success in the future. I’m looking forward to next year’s event already.”
Volunteers from the Lions Club of Cayman Brac, Ministry of District Administration, Pastor Thomas French, Mitchum Sanford of the Department of Sports, the Public Works Department and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service all helped support the event.