Time to trot for Meals on Wheels

| 06/11/2018
CNS Local Life

Participants at last year’s Turkey Trot

(CNS Local Life): Meals on Wheels is holding its third annual Turkey Trot 5K and 10K walk/run fundraiser on Saturday, 24 November, giving the community a chance to support the charity which provides meals five days a week for more than 200 seniors, disabled and the homebound.

“This event successfully bring awareness, promotes healthy living and family fun during the holiday season, whilst raising some much-needed funds for Meals on Wheels and our efforts to end senior hunger in the Cayman Islands,” Rob Imparato, Meals of Wheels chairman, said in a press release. “We could not meet the growing needs without events such as these and the collective support of individuals and organisations who participate, give money, time or both.”

The race kicks off at 6am from the Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman, with the course circling through Safehaven. The first 200 participants will receive a complimentary T-shirt. A new addition to the event will be an omelet station provided by Guardians Alive running group. Spot prizes have been donated such as restaurant gift certificates and other valuable gifts and services from local companies which will be awarded after the race. Any ‘Turkey Trot’ enthusiasts who dress up will also be eligible to win a prize for best costume.

The registration fee is $25 for adults and $10 for children aged 8-12. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third, male and female in both the run and walk in the following categories: junior (under 16), adults and seniors (55+).

Every month, five days per week, Meals on Wheels provides 200 seniors, disabled and homebound throughout Grand Cayman with complimentary hot, nutritional meals delivered to their door by volunteers from within the community. This service supplies them with the assistance needed to retain their self-worth and independence to remain in their homes, said Meals on Wheels in the press release, adding, “Isolation is a major issue and the social contact provided by our more than 100 volunteers offers some relief and warm smiles to those in need.”

Individuals can get involved by registering for the Turkey Trot Run/Walk, sponsor the event or manage a water stop, or organisations can register their employees for the race to encourage support and camaraderie, the release stated.

For more information go to the Meals on Wheels website or register online at CaymanActive

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