Organizers of the Chefette Fun Run, which is now in its second year, will be looking to raise $75 000.
Managing director of Chefette restaurants, Ryan Haloute said during today’s launch, held at the company’s corporate offices in Wildey, St Michael, they would be looking to exceed last year’s total of $50 000.
“I believe you should always set a target and this year our target is $75 000 because last year we were able to raise $50 000 and we are confident that we would be able to get it,” Haloute said.
“Every year the event is getting bigger and better and at the end of the day it is children helping children,” Haloute said.
He also took time out to thank the owners of the Ship Inn who had previously organized the event for 20 years before closing in 2011.
“It is always great to give back to the community and to help those children in need and . . . we are thankful to be title sponsors and for all the associate sponsors who came on board and supported us,” Haloute said.
The event on June 8 will commence at Chefette Rockley and end on Fontabelle, St Michael where participants will get the opportunity to view an exposition of products from various sponsors, including Stanfield Scott, the Bank of Novia Scotia and Sol.
Event coordinator Dawn-Lisa Callender-Smith said the official Fun Run t-shirt was designed by nine-year-old Jacob Duncan and would be on sale at Sky Mall and Sheraton Mall.
Callender-Smith the school with the largest group would receive a prize and she urged various schools across the island to get on broad.