Monday, June 17, 2024

Women’s month events highlight island women

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March is Women’s Month worldwide, and in San Pedro Town, several activities are held to celebrate the special occasion. Some events ranged from sports to special gatherings in which women’s efforts and contributions to the island community were highlighted.
One of those events involved a 5K and 10K power run on March 18th. The event saw male and female runners assembled by Sagebrush Church in the Boca del Rio area. The participants included persons of all ages, with a majority representing different CrossFit boxes, including marathoners, students, some children accompanying their parents, and runners representing governmental and non-governmental organizations.

The event started just after 6AM and was spearheaded by local non-profit organizations Est/Her (Establishing Her for More, supporting abused or at-risk women) and SHINE (Shaping Healthy Identities through Nurturing and Empowerment). The run started from Sagebrush north across the new Boca del Rio bridge. The 5K runners turned around by the San Pedro Urgent Care at the Grand Caribe area. While those doing the 10K turned around at Las Terrazas Resort. The finishing point was at Sagebrush Church. After the last runner returned, prizes and medals were issued to the top runners.
On Wednesday, March 22nd, female officers from the San Pedro Police Formation were hosted at the iconic Elvi’s Kitchen restaurant. In the company of the senior officers of the island police station, the officers wore purple t-shirts and were treated to lunch at one of San Pedro’s best restaurants.
The rest of the month will continue celebrating and empowering island women’s achievements. The next event highlighting women will occur on Friday, March 24th, focusing on young women introduced to entrepreneurship with SHINE and Est/Her assistance.

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