Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Ministry of Health joins Corporate Jamaica in support of 'CUMI Come Run' tomorrow

Over 500 persons have signed up for the 8th annual CUMI Come Run set for this Saturday, September 24 at the Tryall Club in Hanover.

Since 2008, the 5K/10K Run and 5K Walk has been the primary source of income for the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI), which delivers its services to members of the communities at no cost to them.

Last year, the committee rose close to $4 million to bolster its trust with 780 participants.

The road race, said to be one of the most challenging routes in the island, will be managed by Running Events, under the direction of Alfred ‘Franno’ Francis.

“Our staff at Running Events looks forward to CUMI each year. It’s an easy one for us and the cause makes it easier. The race is one of integrity and we look forward to continuing this partnership for years to come,” said Francis.

The CUMI carries out a number of projects geared towards the rehabilitation efforts of the mentally ill and homeless in St. James and its environs, with their ultimate aim of putting them back into communities as well functioning individuals.

Over 25 years, CUMI has assisted in the rehabilitation efforts of over 800 persons who have re-entered society as productive members of the workforce. 

“All is in place for the event and we look forward to a great race day. We are grateful to all that have registered and the number of sponsors who have come on board this year,” said Junior Taylor, chairman of the organising committee of CUMI.

Sponsors for the 8th annual CUMI Come Run are the Ministry of Health, The Tryall Club, JMMB, Wisynco, National, Fontana, Sandals, Rainforest, CPJ and the SJ Foundation.

Cargo Handlers, Hi-Lo Foods, Captain Watersports, Hard Rock Cafe, Palladium Resorts and Deja Resorts have also thrown support behind the event.

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