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Bolt to start Heroes in Act!on Run/Walk

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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FALMOUTH, Trelawny - The world's fastest man Usain Bolt will start the Heroes in Act!on Run/Walk on Sunday at the Falmouth Cruise Port in Trelawny at 7:00 am. The event is being staged by the JN Foundation in partnership with the Usain Bolt Foundation.

“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 Trelwany Infirmary to upgrade and refurbish the facility, which houses 62 senior citizens,” he said.

Saffrey Brown, general manager of the JN Foundation, said that preparations are in high gear for the third staging of the event.

“The response to the event from the public has been encouraging with about 10 sponsors on board. We therefore anticipate a successful run/walk on October 15,” she said.

Mayor of Falmouth Councillor Colin Gager said the historic town was in high anticipation of the event and stands ready to welcome patrons who will participate.

“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 Trelawny Infirmary was this year's beneficiary for the run.

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

“Log onto the ISupportJamaica website at: www.isupportjamaica.com and donate. Also encourage your friends and families to pledge to this cause,” she stated, noting that the site is safe and secure.

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

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