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Bolt to start today's Heroes in Act! on Run/Walk

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Bolt

The world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, will start the Heroes in Act! on Run/Walk, today at the Falmouth Cruise Port in Trelawny. The event, which is being staged by the JN Foundation, in partnership with the Usain Bolt Foundation, will begin at 7 a.m.

"This year's event promises to be one with a difference," said Bolt, who pointed out that "this is not a competitive event but one for family and friends, celebrating heroes, and running for a good cause.

"The proceeds from the event, which takes place under the theme 'Run For Our Heroes,' will be donated to the Trelawny Infirmary to upgrade and refurbish the facility, which houses 62 senior citizens," he said.

Saffrey Brown, general manager of the JN Foundation, is confident the event will be successful.

"The response from the public has been encouraging, with about 10 sponsors on board. We, therefore, anticipate a successful run/walk," she said.

Mayor of Falmouth Councillor Colin Gager said recently that the historic town of Falmouth was eagerly anticipating the event and stood ready to welcome patrons who would be participating in the run.

"This is a great opportunity to showcase the town of Falmouth so that the Georgian architecture can be seen. I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy themselves," he said.

The mayor noted that he was also happy that that Trelawny Infirmary was this year's beneficiary of the run.

"This is happening at the appropriate time, and all the proceeds from the event will go towards rehabilitation of the infirmary," he said.

 

Crowdfunding platform

 

The general manager of JN Foundation pointed out that persons who are unable to physically participate in the event may donate to the cause via the crowdfunding platform ISupportJamaica.com.

"Log on to the ISupport Jamaica website at www.isupportjamaica.com and donate. Also encourage your friends and families to pledge to this cause," she stated, noting that the site was safe and secure.

Persons can also visit the JN Foundation and Running Events websites at the www.jnfoundation.com or www.runningeventsja.com to view the route maps.

The run/walk will culminate in a post-run celebration and awards ceremony featuring entertainment by Ding Dong and Kevin Downswell.