Story of the Run
Jamaica Reach to Recovery, founded in 1977 is a breast cancer organization of volunteers whose sole purpose is to provide educational, psychological, emotional and financial support for Breast Cancer patients. In 2000 the group became aware of the financial challenges some of our members were facing in accessing life saving tests and treatments. In response to this need, in October 2000 we staged our first run which was named in honour of our founder Dr Denise Thwaites. This year we will be staging the 20th renewal of our fundraising event now named the ICWI/Jamaica Reach to Recovery Pink Run on October 30, 2022 at the Hope Gardens. The proceeds from this event will be used to assist Breast Cancer survivors to access lifesaving tests and treatments. In Jamaica we see an alarming number of Jamaican women being diagnosed annually and the need for financial support has increased significantly.
We are delighted to resume our partnership with ICWI as our Title sponsor having had a 2 year interruption due to the COVID pandemic. ICWI is a perfect partner due to the fact that as a corporate body they have always demonstrated a special interest in women through their Road Angel Policy.
Everyone is invited to come out and participate in the ICWI/Jamaica Reach to Recovery Pink Run on October 30, 2022. Every participant is a partner in this journey, and every step counts towards helping Jamaica Reach to Recovery carry out life-saving Breast Cancer initiatives.
Registration can be done online at www.pinkrunjm.com OR at The Jamaica Cancer Society, 16 Lady Musgrave Road OR at the Toyota Jamaica Showroom, 93 Old Hope Road. If you are unable to participate on October 30, 2022, your gifts, which would go directly to assisting the medical treatment of breast cancer survivors, can be sent to Jamaica Reach to Recovery, 16 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston 10 or by bank transfer to NCB Matilda’s Corner Chequing Account #371882545. Contact can be made by telephone #(876) 978-0375 or (876) 517-0312