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DOCTORS HOSPITAL LEADS THE PACK WITH DONATION TO MARATHON BAHAMAS
Dated of posted : 2010-01-26
PICTURED L-R: LISA HUMES, MARKETING ASSISTANT, DOCTORS HOSPITAL; KISHON TURNER, COORDINATOR, EMERGENCY TRANSPORT SERVICES, DOCTORS HOSPITAL; CHARLES SEALY, CEO, DOCTORS HOSPITAL; BRIAN MOODIE, PRESIDENT, SUNSHINE INSURANCE; DR, BEVERTON MOXEY, DIRECTOR, MARATHON BAHAMAS; MICHELE RASSIN, VP OPERATIONS, DOCTORS HOSPITAL.
DOCTORS HOSPITAL LEADS THE PACK
WITH DONATION OF CASH, MEDICAL STAFF AND VOLUNTEER
ASSISTANCE TO MARATHON BAHAMAS
Marathon runners…we see them all the time jogging for miles around the main city streets of Nassau. Although we identify them as joggers, many of them are Marathon runners preparing themselves to participate in many of the Caribbean and International races. Marathon races are not a common sight in the Bahamas, in fact many of us are not even aware of there ever being a major marathon race in the Bahamas when in actual fact there has been – but not for more than twenty five (25) years now. The last Marathon held in The Bahamas was in 1985 during the Central American and Caribbean Championships. This is an exciting time!
According to the organizers, Marathon Bahamas will be the first marathon of The Bahamas in the 21st Century, and will bring together runners and walkers from around The Bahamas as well as internationally in support of local charities. Presently over one hundred participants have already registered from all over the world. The marathon is designed to attract participants from a cross-section of the local Bahamian and international communities including club runners, national standard runners, tourist runners, charity runners, and elite runners.
To coordinate an event of this caliber and magnitude, the Board of Directors for Marathon Bahamas and its major sponsor, Sunshine Insurance, called on its corporate partners to assist. Answering the call, Doctors Hospital recently presented Marathon Bahamas with a check to assist with organizational expenses. In addition, as the leading healthcare provider in the country, Doctors Hospital will also be responsible for the core Medical Team for Marathon Bahamas, under the leadership of Dr. Beverton Moxey, consultant physician at Doctors Hospital, providing medical teams and supplies, assisting with first aid care along the race route and supplying volunteers from hospital Associates to work in whatever areas are needed.
At 6:00am on Sunday, February 14th, 2010 the sounds of feet pounding the pavement will be heard leaving Fort Montagu in the east, running along both Paradise Island bridges, through Historic Nassau along the shoreline to the western end of New Providence, looping around and ending at Arawak Cay. The marathon is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and will be an official Boston marathon qualifier. Applications are available at Sunshine Insurance offices on Shirley Street and Blue Hill Road.