Thursday 23 May, 2019

Webster Memorial sets up fruit station for Sigma Run participants

Participants in this year’s Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run can expect an outpouring of support from the Webster Memorial United Church family, who say they will be distributing fruits and good cheer to runners and walkers as they complete the final leg of the 5k on race day, Sunday, February 17.

The fruit station will be outside the Webster Memorial United Church, located at 53 Half-Way Tree Road, just over a kilometre from the Sigma Run finish line.

Pastor at the church, Rev. Astor Carlyle, said the congregation is more than happy to play its part in supporting such a great event that gives back to worthy causes. “At Webster, we know that a big part of ministering is about giving back, and we are 100 per cent behind the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run, which has given critical support to so many institutions over the years,” Rev. Carlyle added.

The Reverend added, that he is also using the opportunity to invite participants of the run to visit the church’s 9:45 service after the run.

Alysia White, Sagicor Sigma Run Team Lead and Assistant Vice President, Sagicor Jamaica Group Marketing, hailed the Webster Memorial United Church family for offering its time and resources to the Sigma Run.

“We are grateful to the members of the Webster Memorial United Church for their support and for supporting the vision of the Sigma Run”, she said.

Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run 2019 aims to raise $52 million towards three beneficiaries: the Lupus Foundation of Jamaica; the Diabetes Association of Jamaica; and the May Pen Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run is the largest road race in the Caribbean and has accrued more than $350 million in donations for over 30 beneficiaries since inception. The event saw a record 26,519 registrants for the 2018 staging, raising $50 million for the Spanish Town Hospital's Neonatal Unit and St Christopher's School for Deaf.

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