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Lindo’s race to raise funds for diabetes

The Lindo's to Lindo's races, which will raise money for the Bermuda Diabetes Association, will take place on Sunday, March 5.

The 10K run and four-mile walk will begin at the Lindo's Family Foods in Warwick and will see entrants running or walking down Middle Road to finish at Lindo's Market in Devonshire. Goodie bags and T-shirts will be given to the first 700 people who collect their numbers for the event.

“A portion of the profits raised will go to the BDA to help fund their medical assistance programme — which helps to pay for much needed medication for diabetics — and to help finance the BDA's move to a new building,” a Lindo's statement read.

“Bermuda has a diabetes rate of 14 per cent — nearly double global average — and spends more on healthcare per person than any other country in the region, with much of this going towards treating complications of diabetes.”

Zach Moniz, the Lindo's Family Foods manager, said: “Lindo's is committed to encouraging healthy living and we hope the community will consider walking or running in the race. The race is an opportunity to exercise on a Sunday morning and to raise money for the Bermuda Diabetes Association.”

Sarah Burrows, the executive director at the Bermuda Diabetes Associations, said: “We are pleased to be working with Lindo's to raise awareness about the need for a healthy lifestyle in order to prevent and manage diabetes. We encourage everyone who is able to walk with us to defeat diabetes and have fun while doing it.”

Prizes will be awarded in several age groups as well as top school and corporate prizes in the walking event.

Additionally, race entrants will be able to enter for a chance of winning more prizes by joining the “$250 Dollar Club” by securing $250 or more in pledges.

Once these donations have been handed into the organisers, entrants will receive a raffle ticket for every $250 raised to have a chance of winning prizes such as two round-trip tickets to the East Coast of the United States — donated by Jet Blue.

The run starts at 8.30am and costs $40 for adults, $20 for juniors over 12 and under 20, $7 for MAAC gold members and $30 for MAAC members.

The walk starts at 8.30am for competitive walkers and five minutes later for fun walkers and costs $30 for adults and $20 for juniors.

Those who want to take part can register online at www.racedayworld.com, pick up a form at Lindo's stores or print off an entrance form by visiting its website at www.lindos.bm.

Completed forms and payment can be dropped off at either Lindo's store, Sportseller, or the Diabetes Resource Centre on Dundonald Street by tomorrow at 5pm.

Numbers can be picked up from the National Sports Centre on Saturday from 10am to 12.30pm or from Lindo's Family Foods in Warwick on Sunday.

It was thirsty work at the Lindo's to Lindo's 10K last year (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published February 21, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated February 21, 2017 at 12:11 pm)

Lindo’s race to raise funds for diabetes

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