Friday 24 May, 2019

Registration closes today for the CUMI Come Run

The 9th annual CUMI Come Run, the major fundraising activity for the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill gets underway this Saturday at the Tryall Club in Hanover.

Over 700 runners and walkers participated last year and the organisers have removed the maximum number of entrants in hopes of doubling the $5 million raised in 2016.

Lending support to the event from the private sector support are Wisynco, Tryall Club, Sandals Foundation, Rainforest Seafoods, JMMB, National Bakery, Fontana Pharmacy, Deja Resorts and Caribbean Producers.

Cargo Handlers, Hi-Lo Foods, Captain Watersports, Palladium Resorts have also lent support to the event.

The donation for participating in the CUMI Come Run is $4000 and includes a signature Tryall Brunch. Interested persons may visit the Running Events website to sign up - www.runningeventsja.com, and the CUMI Website at cummimobay.org or more information on the race and about the organisation.

Since 1990, CUMI has rehabilitated thousands of persons through strategic partnerships with community clinics, the regional psychiatric department and Type V health centre and faith based organisations in the second city.

CUMI’s Rehabilitation Day Centre, which was opened some 16 years ago, aims to re-structure the lives of persons living with mental illness by framing day-to-day activities in hopes of teaching these persons to re-gain a rhythm of life as they learn how to cope with managing their mental health challenges.

CUMI’s vision is to “rehabilitate the individual and re-unite them in the community with families, friends and if at all possible as productive individuals who can contribute to their own sustainability”.

The CUMI Come Run is one of six road races under the Ministry of Health’s Jamaica Moves campaign that encourages Jamaicans to practice a healthier lifestyle to combat non-communicable diseases.

The race kicks off at 7am sharp.

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