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VCB Runs for Worthy Cause....

CAMPBELL BROWN... we must always remember to help the least of us in times of need

Olympian and track superstar Veronica Campbell-Brown is lending her star power as an ambassador for the fourth staging of the annual Kingston City Run to be held on Sunday, March 13.

Prior to race day, the three-day event will start with a welcome party at Mas Camp on March 11, to be followed by the ‘Experience Kingston Expo’ at the Jamaica Pegasus a day later.

The annual event has seen participation from thousands of locals, including those from rural Jamaica and international racers from the United Kingdom, South Africa, Trinidad, Cayman, Barbados, Canada and The USA.

“We are truly overwhelmed by the all-round, positive support we have received from our participants, volunteers and sponsors,” shares Christopher Jarrett, Co-Chair Kingston City Run Organising Committee.

“We are especially honoured for the support being given by Veronica to not only promote the event, but raise the awareness of the plight of many of our most vulnerable citizens,” he explained.

The Kingston City Run focuses on supporting charitable organisations that focus on eliminating the plight of homelessness through skills training, development, offering temporary housing, meals and general care.

“When asked to lend my support to this cause, I did not hesitate,” Campbell-Brown was quoted as saying.

“No matter how strong we are, how much we have accomplished, we must always remember to help the least of us in times of need. I fully support the work of the Kingston City Run organisation team for taking the bold steps for such a worthy cause. Last but by no means least, having ventured into the run/walk arena myself, I fully believe in the KCR’s cause of promoting health and well-being,” she said.

The run will be making contributions to the Marie Atkins Night Shelter, Open Arms Drop In Centre, Food for the Poor, Missionaries of the Poor and the Alpha Institute (formerly Alpha Boys Home).