Graham Thompson Sponsors Bahamas Race for the Cure for 6th Consecutive Year
Nassau, The Bahamas – Described as “an opportunity for people of all ages to celebrate survivorship”, on Saturday January 13th, persons in the thousands will heed the starting gun to kick off the 8th annual Susan G, Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure, in New Providence.
Led by Willie Moss, a partner in the firm’s Freeport office and breast cancer survivor of 24 years, Graham Thompson has partnered as a race sponsor, every year since 2013. Moss is also the Honorary Chairperson of the event. A recognition she’s held since the very first Bahamas race in 2011.
Graham Thompson Partner in the firm’s Freeport Office Willie Moss. Photo Credit: Donald Knowles.
Commenting on the widespread impact of the disease Moss underscored, “I believe that each of us knows someone who has been impacted by breast cancer. For our Graham Thompson family, this disease has taken a heavy toll, and it should be our mission to do all we can whenever we can, to be a part of the fight against breast cancer.” The Honorary Chair characterised the Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure as being of “incalculable value in promoting an awareness about this disease and the importance of early detection.” She cautions however that “while much has been achieved, so much more needs to be done.”
In addition to the firm’s continued sponsorship of the race, Graham Thompson’s support is demonstrated in its participation in the event. Each year the firm fields a team of race participants. The aim this year is to exceed participation numbers of previous years.
With a 7:00 a.m. start time, the race begins at Montagu Beach in eastern New Providence, and continues over a 5K (3.1 mile) course ending near the foot of the Paradise Island Bridge, just east of downtown Nassau. Moss emphasises “If we are to have any hope of winning this war, we must keep 'beating the drum' to get the message out to every person by not only talking the talk, but by 'walking the walk' with Komen and all such organisations who are determined to eradicate this disease.”
See you at the race.