Guardian Group Night Run raises $9m
The historic inaugural New Kingston 5K night run staged by Guardian Limited, in partnership with the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), under the theme 'Keep It Alive', was a tremendous success attracting some 6,250 participants and raising $9m.
The proceeds from the event will greatly benefit the UHWI and the Victoria Jubilee Hospital to procure much-needed equipment to help ease the strain on the hospitals' resources.
President of Guardian Life Limited, Eric Hosin, expressed his pleasure with the overwhelming support received from corporate Jamaica, individuals, and race enthusiasts for the first staging of the event. "I look forward to even greater support and a much bigger event come 2015", Hosin said.
He also noted that the involvement of the service clubs like the Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions and Optimist clubs assisted greatly in the overall success of the run as their members played a major role in enrolling participants and raising funds.
Selected charities of the service clubs will also benefit from the proceeds with each club receiving a percentage of their total contribution to the cause. The Guardian Group/UHWI 'Keep It Alive' 5K Night Run was held on Saturday, June 21, in New Kingston.