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Running for education

Published:Thursday | June 19, 2014 | 12:00 AM
GraceKennedy Group CEO Don Wehby (left) takes time to discuss more than the Education Run with acting Public Defender Matondo Mukulu at the recent launch of the GraceKennedy Education Run/Walk at the company's downtown Kingston headquarters. Contributed Photos
GraceKennedy CEO Don Wehby (right) makes a point to Frances Madden, general manager, Grace and Staff, and Alfred Francis, head of Running Events and race director, GraceKennedy Education Run.
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GraceKennedy's annual Education Run will be held on July 6 in downtown Kingston. Don Wehby, Group CEO, GraceKennedy, in speaking to the event, thanked all who had come together to make it sustainable for the last six years. "We started out with just over 1,000 participants; last year, just under 5,000 persons lined up outside our building at 73 Harbour Street," he said.

Wehby said that over the six years of the run, the event had managed to raise $13 million net towards the education initiatives of the Grace and Staff Community Development Foundation. The foundation assists in sending more than 400 secondary- and tertiary- level children to school.