A race against violence
In an effort to raise awareness and gain support from the Barbadian public in eliminating all forms of violence against women and children, The Rotaract Club of South Barbados, SLAM 101.1 FM radio host Alex Jordan and the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Barbados will to host a five-kilometre road race — “The Race to END Domestic Violence” — on Olympic Day, June 23 at 6 a.m. in Bridgetown.
Part proceeds will be donated to the BPW’s shelter, which offers emergency temporary housing to women and children victims of domestic violence. The race is opened to the public and there will be an minimum donation registration fee of $20 for adults and $10 for children under 16.
The club also announced that UNiTE trained talented local soca artists Terencia TC Coward-Thompson and Michael Mikey Mercer will be participating in this road run/walk with Alex Jordan.
The Rotaract Club of South Barbados, a community service club and youth arm of Rotary club of South Barbados; held its inaugural race for a charity just last year, which raised over $15,000 for the Challenor Creative Arts and Training Centre.
These funds aided in the purchase of augmentative and alternative communication devices, telecommunication devices for the hearing impaired and other devices and software to support the development of the students of the school.
This year the club decided to partner with Alex Jordan and the BPW to acknowledge the recent frequent occurrences of domestic violence in our society.