Bahamas Tourist Office Florida participates in Uptown 5K race for charity

Published on : Saturday, May 11, 2019

South Florida to get assistance by the participation of the Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO) Florida in the Uptown 5K on the Runway Race through the work of Trustbridge Hospice Foundation, organizers of the event themed, “Where Compassion takes Flight.”


“The Bahamas participation in the event provided the opportunity, to not only promote The Islands Of The Bahamas, but also to give back to the community,” said Tina Lee, BTO Florida’s District Marketing Manager.


The Bahamas and its partners donated, for the winner, the special prize of an all inclusive 2 night/3-day trip package to the Island of Freeport, Grand Bahama, compliments of Silver Airways and Viva Wyndham Fortuna Resort.


Diana Reiser, President of Ace Branding and Marketing Resorts, and chairman of the inaugural event said that when it was conceptualized in December, it was hoped that about 500 runners would enter to be a part of the race. She boasted that 1,100 participants took part and that $40,000 was raised to benefit people in Florida through the Trustbridge Hospice Foundation.


Trustbridge Hospice Foundation services and programs include comfort care, charitable care, music therapy, pet therapy, adult and children’s bereavement services and children’s camps.


The charitable event that took place on the runway of the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) was the brainchild of the Director of Trustbridge Foundation, Valerie Vitale and Rufus James, Airport Manager at FXE.

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