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Six people from Cayman Turtle Centre joined more than 300 men, women and children at Smith Barcadere on South Church Street for the Colour Me Purple 5K walk/run. It’s the annual fundraiser for the Department of Counselling Services and their ‘Honouring Women Month’ celebrations. Everybody taking part were up before dawn to register for the event. The walkers went first, showered in blue and purple powder. There was a lovely breakfast for everyone after the walk, and a prize for ‘the most purple’ person there.
Charmaine Miller, Programme Coordinator of the Family Resource Centre said: “The Family Resource Centre hosts this annual 5K walk/run and we’ve been hosting it over the past 5 years as a fun walk/run. All proceeds to the Family Resource Centre support for the programmes and services that we offer for free to the community. We’ve had about 314 registrants so we are really excited to have everyone participate and really support our cause. Throughout the year this is our only fundraiser so we use this as an opportunity to help and assist the programs that we offer.”
CTC Splash Gift Shop Crew Member Corrine Ebanks said: “The reason I wanted to do the Colour me Purple was because I like to do a lot of 5Ks and also because the money always goes to a good charity. Its also a way of having ‘me’ time and getting out there and feeling good about myself.”
Fellow Splash Gift Shop crew member Dez Warner said: “I just wanted to do it for the fun and that it was going to a worthy cause for women. I enjoyed it very much – that was the first time I’ve been on one since the Deputy Governor’s 5k last year. I couldn’t keep up with the rest of my group but at least I did it, and I would do it again.”
CTC crew member Stellene Webster said: “I enjoyed it because I liked walking with the other people all the way from the Beach to the Crows Nest Restaurant and back again.”