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Families compete for top prize at Charity 5K run/walk

PRESS RELEASE: Participating in the 5K Charity Run/Walk event this Saturday, May 19 is a chance to get fit, stay healthy, and support a worthy cause.

Most exciting is the fact that this Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) and Miss World BVI hosted fun-filled activity is being touted as a family affair that would see individuals, companies and households competing in a friendly race for charity.

Over the last few years, CIL has been holding its annual Health and Wellness Expo which usually features local and international medical organizations. However, Simone T. Monsanto, Sales and Marketing Director of Caribbean Insurers Limited (CIL) explained that the company decided to forego the Expo this year and instead opted to host the run/walk event.

She also pointed out that some elements of the expo will still be incorporated such as the participation of clinics and hospitals such as Holy Cross, and Peebles.

Monsanto said the aim of the run/walk is to promote exercise and physical activity which is key to stemming chronic non-communicable diseases.

She said CIL wanted to also facilitate an event that promotes family and corporate bonding. CIL has for years been a philanthropic partner of the Miss World Beauty With a Purpose (BWAP) philanthropic arm, and it was noted that this health-focused initiative is aimed at raising funds for this year’s BWAP project, which is the rebuilding of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre.

This Learning Center is the Territory’s only school for the differently abled; it was destroyed by the hurricanes in September.

The entire community is encouraged to participate in CIL run/walk which starts at 5:30 am from the Queen Elizabeth II Park (opposite Governor’s House), heads to the Port Purcell Roundabout and returns to the Queen Elizabeth Park. \

In addition to the kudos to be received for completing the walk, there would be prizes for the Most Creative Group, the Winning Team, the Winning Family and The Overall Winner.

After the race, breakfast will be served and the children will be able to celebrate their accomplishment on the water slides or in the bouncy castles.

Adult participants will be able to benefit from health tips and advice from the various medical professionals who will be on hand. There will also be free testing by the Holy Cross Hospital, The BVI Red Cross and the Diabetes Association.

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