People urged to take part in diabetes fundraising walk
People are being urged to put their best feet forward and take part in a charity fundraising event this weekend.
The Lindo’s to Lindo’s Walk/Run is set to take place from Friday in aid of the Bermuda Diabetes Association. The Lindo’s Group of Companies and the Bermuda Diabetes Association are hosting the annual event which this year runs from March 19 to 21 in a new format in St George’s.
Physical distancing will be observed during the event with participants completing a tour of St George’s in their own time, at their own pace.
The route begins in King’s Square before heading out past Gates Fort, the new St Regis Hotel and Tobacco Bay, returning to the Square via the golf course and the Unfinished Church.
Zach Moniz, Lindo’s Family Foods manager, said: “This is a great incentive for people to get some fresh air, stretch their legs and enjoy the sunshine while raising funds for an incredibly important cause. We hope to see everyone out in St George’s wearing their T-shirts.”
Participants are encouraged to showcase their participation and support of the event by posting “selfies” at key points of their walk and posting them to the event Facebook page.
The key locations are: Gates Fort; Virginia settlers’ plaque; Tobacco Bay; St George’s Golf Course; and The Unfinished Church.
Participants will be in with a chance of winning one of three restaurant vouchers, four Esso gas gift cards or, if they raise more than $100, two round trip Jet Blue travel certificates to any city.
Entrants will also receive other perks from local business in St George’s to recognise their donation.
Those who eat or drink at Wahoo’s Bar and Grill before or after their circuit can show their race bib to be in with a chance of winning a $100 voucher.
The Wharf Restaurant and Bar is offering participants who show their bibs a 10 per cent discount on lunch or dinner at the establishment during the event.
Sea Glass by Kelly is offering 20 per cent off of all jewellery for entrants while Bermuda Linens and 1612 Provisions are offering a 10 per cent discount off purchases all weekend with proof of participation.
Sara Bosch de Noya, diabetes educator at the Bermuda Diabetes Association, said: “After the events of the past year, it is important to us to keep the community focused on health and wellness and physical activity.
“We wanted to be able to continue the momentum of this event. It is an important fundraiser on our calendar, and we are so very grateful for the continued support of the Lindo’s family and for their commitment to diabetes care in Bermuda.”
Those wishing to take part can register online at www.RunSignUp.com with a searc hfor “diabetes” and entry is $20 per person. Each entrant will receive an event T-shirt and a water bottle from BDA Spirits.
Water bottle and T-shirt pick up will take place Wednesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 18 from 8:30am to 4:30pm at the Bermuda Diabetes Association located at 22 Princess Street in Hamilton.