Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Watch: Four times the Digicel 5k videos made us emotional...

You might need a safe corner and a box of Kleenex for this one.

You might need a safe corner and a box of Kleenex for this one.

In 2018, the Digicel 5K attracted over 12,000 participants who contributed to a donation of J$10 million to Special Needs causes - and this year is already shaping up to be even more extraordinary.

The 2019 Digicel 5k Night Run takes place on Saturday, October 5. Final prep work is currently underway and the team is toiling overtime to ensure another successful staging.

It was, however, the tear-jerking vignettes of the benefactors that got and held our attention.

See the clips below...then get encouraged to support the life-changing cause. 

I want to show persons that you can achieve your goal that you set your mind to. I know I can... — Orthopedic Technician Alphanso Cunningham

I want the average person to be able to look at person's with disabilities as able; because we never limit ourselves. — Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts Dance major Christophe Phillips

I like to dance...I like painting...I am an artist — Visual artist Shadeeza Buckley

It's a struggle being a person with a disability because we may face prejudice, we may face marginalisation...underestimation. — Enid Bennett High School teacher Shevaughn Brown

The 2019 Digicel 5K Run for Special Needs is made possible with the support of Running Events Jamaica, Tru-Juice, WATA, Honey Bun, Express Fitness, Jamaica Producers Group, Really Great Yogurt, and Excelsior Water Crackers.

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