THE Insurance Company of the West Indies (ICWI), title sponsors of Pink Run — a five-kilometre road race to raise funds for Jamaica Reach to Recovery (JR2R) — is reporting a record-breaking $9 million in net proceeds raised from the 20th staging on October 30 at Hope Gardens.
“Our teams were laser focused on ensuring we met the $5-million target needed for Reach To Recovery to continue to lend support to persons battling breast cancer, but this news is phenomenal. It marks the largest amount raised in a single year for this worthy cause,” said president of ICWI Paul Lalor.
Carolind Graham, chair of JR2R shared Lalor’s sentiment and added, “The sum was achieved through the registration of over 6,000 people, sponsorship from a number of companies, donations from the public, and profits from fund-raising merchandise sold. Our hearts are full and we are grateful and ready to continue the work we do through a spirit of volunteerism.”