Unified in pink

From babes in arms and in strollers, to children on bicycles and ride-ons, to prominent Barbadians including ministers and businessmen were among the approximately 5,000 people who walked or ran to support efforts to fight cancer in the CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk For The Cure5K Walk and Run event over the weekend.

They converged at the Garrison Savannah and by 4 pm were off, travelling through Dalkeith, Culloden Road, Fairchild Street, and Bay Street before returning to the Garrison.

Before and after the walk, participants took part in a warm up and warm down and were treated to performances from local entertainers.

The first runner to cross the finish line was Raheem Skinner while Maleen Lange was the first female runner home.

Among those who walked, Anderson Maynard, Earl Heallis and Don Gittens crossed the finish line first while the top female walkers were Matrid Griffith and Sheffean Walcott.

This year’s event attracted almost double the 2,700 people who participated in 2015.

 

MP Mara Thompson and her three daughters were among those who walked for a cure.
MP Mara Thompson and her three daughters were among those who walked for a cure.
General Secretary of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados, Dennis De Peiza, was among the walkers.
General Secretary of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados, Dennis De Peiza, was among the walkers.
Businessman Peter Harris took part in the activity as well.
Businessman Peter Harris took part in the activity as well.
Minister of Industry, International Business,Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss was happy to be part of the event.
Minister of Industry, International Business,Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss was happy to be part of the event.
This walker took her dog along for the walk.
This walker took her dog along for the walk.
The participants warmed up and warmed down before and after the walk.
The participants warmed up and warmed down before and after the walk.

 

 

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