Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Over 2 500 run against cancer

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IT WAS A WALK AND RUN for a very worthy cause and over 2 500 people took part in the annual Barbados Cancer Society Globathon 5k for the fight against cancer below the belt yesterday.

Although Oein Josiah and Marlo Hunte (below) were the first male and female to cross the finish line, positions and times were almost insignificant to the supporters who were taking part. The broad smiles and supportive embraces bore testimony to the fact that most just wanted to finish either the walk or the run.

Before the start at the Bay Street Esplanade, Minister of Health John Boyce introduced 98-year-old cancer survivor Rosalie Bailey. When asked her next birthday will be, she evoked great laughter when she responded: “Only God knows.”

Bailey asked God to carry and return the participants safely. globeathon-2015

Boyce said Government was committed to doing everything possible to end the scourge of cancer, while urging everyone to give Government and the Cancer Society all the support in the battle against the disease.

Many participants were seen pushing babies in strollers along the course through Bridgetown, while the finishing sprint of nine-year-old Jabarry Inniss back at the Esplanade copped him a special prize as one of the fastest children. (KB)

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