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Roadmasters makes donation to autism support group R.E.A.C.H.

The Nassau GuardianSend an emailJuly 26, 2022 191 2 minute readFacebookTwitterLinkedInShare via Email

 he Bahamas Roadmasters Running Club (BRRC) recently donated $2,500 to the autism support group R.E.A.C.H. (Resources and Education for AUTISM Related Challenges). Shown from left are BRRC Member Eunice Johnson, R.E.A.C.H. Board Member Marcia Newball, BRRC President Anastasia Turnquest, R.E.A.C.H. Board Chairman Dwayne Gibson, R.E.A.C.H. Volunteer Guarda Culmer and BRRC Treasurer Daron Bain. TONY LONGLEY/BRRC PUBLIC RELATIONS

The Bahamas Roadmasters Running Club (BRRC) is making strides toward a better life for Bahamians and residents who face various types of physical and social challenges. BRRC accomplishes its objective by supporting established NGOs (non-government organizations) which are already “on the ground” working to provide for the social needs in local communities.

The organization recently donated $2,500 to the autism support group R.E.A.C.H. (Resources and Education for AUTISM Related Challenges). BRRC President Anastasia Turnquest made the presentation to R.E.A.C.H. Board Chairman Dwayne Gibson at the support group’s administration office on Village Road.

The funds were raised from BRRC’s popular mid-year event ‘Midnight Madness Fun Run & Walk’. After a two-year hiatus due to the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was reactivated this year with a successful in-person race.

Over 100 persons lined up on Western Esplanade for the 12:01 a.m. start on June 3, 2022. The course took runners and walkers along West Bay Street to Go-Slow Bend in the route for the 5K (five-kilometer) trek, and further west to Baha Mar Blvd. in the route for the 10K (10-kilometer) race.

“BRRC promotes safety among runners and walkers. Therefore, we required all participants to wear flashing safety lights along the route, which created a spectacular scene,” said recently elected president Turnquest. She extends their gratitude to the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) for providing police outriders who gave an extra measure of safety and protection to participants.

Turnquest also highlighted the success of the former executive committee led by Immediate Past President Marcel Major on leading the organization for the past two years in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. She emphasized, “The success of our flagship events hinges significantly on the support of our dedicated sponsors who believe in our mission. We are grateful to corporate leaders like Bahamian Brewery, Caribbean Bottling Co., Global Insurance Agency, Lignum Advisors, Suntee, J.S. Johnson, Discount Distributors, Bahamas Waste, Bahamas Welding & Fire (BWF), BreAnt Services and Hanna’s Enterprises for partnering with us.”

Chairman Gibson said, in accepting the donation, “This is a generous contribution which will help us to ensure that persons challenged with Autism Spectrum Disorder are afforded every opportunity to reach their maximum potential.”

The Bahamas Roadmasters Running Club is dedicated to promoting a healthy and wholesome lifestyle through long-distance running. Next up on BRRC’s calendar is the Bahamas Half, 10 & 5K Race Series, scheduled for November 20, 2022. For more information,

interested persons are asked to contact the club at e-mail address bahamasroadmasters@gmail.com or visit the website www.bahamashalf242.com.

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