Members of the public, including fitness enthusiasts, are being encouraged to register for the upcoming Digicel/Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) Charity Walk and Run.
It will be held on Saturday, August 19, beginning at 6:00 a.m. at the BDF, St. Ann’s Fort, and culminating on the Spring Garden Highway.
Registration for adults will be $30; $15 for children under 12 years; and $25 per person for groups of 10 or more. There will also be a corporate challenge for the run, and teams of five persons are eligible to enter.
Persons interested in participating in the Have A Heart walk and run should contact Force Welfare Officer, Harriet Clarke, at 836-3160, or Sports Coordinator, Captain Michael Jules, at 836-3162.
The aims of the walk and run are: to raise funds for the Precious Touch Foundation (Inc.) and the BDF’s Morale, Welfare & Recreation activities for children and families; as well as encourage physical fitness and healthy lifestyles among the population.
Last year, the first walk and run was held and about BDS $10,000 was donated to the Precious Touch Foundation to assist with the granting of wishes for children between the ages of two and 16, who have been diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions and or terminal illnesses.