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Grange endorses Guardian 5K Night Runs

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2016 | 9:00 AM
Eric Hosin, (centre) President of Guardian Life Limited, looks on as the T-shirt for the Guardian Group 'Keep It Alive 5K Night Runs' is displayed by (from left) Julian Robinson, Member of Parliament for the community in which Guardian Life's headquarters is located, dancehall entertainer Moses 'Beenie Man' Davis, Dr. Horace Chang, Acting Prime Minister, Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sport, Dr. Sara Lawrence, patron of the Guardian 5K Runs, Dr. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health and Karen Bhoorasingh, President of Guardian General Insurance. Occasion was the launch of the event yesterday.

KINGSTON:

Minister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has lauded the work being done by the Guardian Group through its Keep It Alive 5K Night Runs, which takes place in Kingston and Montego Bay on November 5 and 12, respectively.

"I am very impressed with what you've been able to achieve with these races. Since 2014, you've raised 22 million dollars to assist health care in our country, particularly hospitals. I commend you for providing this opportunity for our people to participate in a fulfilling, enjoyable and healthy event," said Grange at yesterday's launch at Guardian Life's headquarters in New Kingston.

According to the minister, the races fit into the ministry's programme to increase the number of Jamaicans participating in sports as part of efforts to encourage a culture of physical fitness.

"We want to see more people, at every age, playing sports. The more active we are, the healthier we will be," the minister added.

According to Grange, the ministry and Guardian Group have been "working well together in the implementation of the Jamaica Athletes' Insurance Plan".

More than 1,200 of the country's athletes across various disciplines are covered under the plan.