Sat | Jun 15, 2019

VXI runs for charity (Advertorial)

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 8:16 PM
VXI Country Manager Kristine Bondoc (centre front) strikes a pose with VXI Jamaica employees before the start of the race.
VXI Jamaica employees head to the assembly area during the 2019 Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run.
VXI employees ran and raised $50,000 at the 2019 Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run.
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Fifty VXI employees teamed up for charity to raise $50,000 for the 2019 Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run.

Overall, the Sagicor event realised $52.4 million.

"VXI admires what this annual fun run has done for the community, bringing together various community stakeholders. This kind of interaction often sparks inspired ideas that allow us to do more and give more, and we are excited to be in the mix," said Kristine Bondoc, VXI Jamaica Country Manager.

This is VXI’s first Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run.

"The day is about charity, camaraderie, and fitness. It was a great experience for VXI. Our employees enjoyed running with one another and with other like-minded citizens keen on helping others," Bondoc said.

Participating in this annual five-kilometre fun run is part of VXI’s efforts to connect with the community and foster meaningful relationships with the people.

Just recently, VXI agents donated cash and items to Laws Street Training Centre.

Bondoc hopes to be here again next year with a bigger team to run with her.

"We are excited to participate again next year," Bondoc added.

Bondoc’s time was 56:43 seconds.

Aliesha Young ran fastest among VXI women runners, clocking in 38:30.

Wayne Polack was the top finisher among male VXI participants (36:57).

Over 200 companies participated in this year’s Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run, considered as Caribbean’s largest road race.

Olympic silver medallist and sprinter Yohan Blake and Stacy McKenzie, a Canadian fashion model, runway coach, and Canada’s Next Top Model judge participated at the event.

About the Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run

1. Started in 1999
2. Proceeds are donated to different health and child-welfare charities.
3. For 2019, SAGICOR Sigma Corporate Run is supporting The May Pen Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Diabetes Association of Jamaica, and The Lupus Foundation of Jamaica.

- Advertorial