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Custom Computers Donates iPad to Komen Bahamas

Custom Computers Donates iPad to Komen Bahamas

8/14/2017 11:43:48 AM
One lucky student has a shot of running away with an Apple iPad Mini.

Custom Computers, an authorized distributor for Apple products, has donated an iPad Mini to the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® event.

The device, which is accessorized with pink accessories, will be raffled off to a youngster who is registered for the 8th annual Komen Bahamas event.

All students 18 and under, will be automatically entered into the drawing after they register to take part in the race in January.

Custom Computers owner, Pia Farmer said her company was happy to get involved.

“Custom Computers is proud to support Susan G. Komen Bahamas. This donation is just a small token of our company’s commitment to the community at large and to young people,” said Ms. Farmer.

“Not only do we feel it is our duty as a corporate citizen to do whatever we can to assist in the fight against breast cancer, but we think this dovetails nicely with our commitment to our nation’s youth. So, the opportunity to reward a youngster who not only wants to help, but goes as far as to register for an event of this magnitude, speaks volumes to their character and we couldn’t be happier to take part.”

Sunshine Insurance Marketing Coordinator, Rogan Smith thanked Custom Computers for the donation.

“We are so grateful to Custom Computers for this gift. Ms. Farmer and her team responded quickly to our request and for that, we thank them. It’s so good to work with a company that believes in giving back to the community in which they operate,” said Smith. “The iPad Mini is a great learning tool and we know that one special boy or girl will appreciate it.”

“This is just one of many gifts that Susan G. Komen plans to raffle off in the coming weeks that we hope will get Bahamians eager to get registered. As a nation, we tend to wait until the last minute, but hopefully this, and the other gifts to come, will incentivize the public to register sooner.”

Susan G. Komen is the first event in the Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW) series, which also includes Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas (SIMB).

Each year, thousands of breast cancer fighters, survivors and participants flood the Montagu foreshore for the race, which aims to raise awareness and money for several cancer charities.

Race organizers encourage schools, churches, civic organizations, families and friends to form teams of 10 or more people and compete for prizes on Race Day.

“This year, we are focusing heavily on primary and high school children. It’s important that we educate the youths from an early age so that they are aware of the disease and understand the importance of not just engaging in healthy practices, but being their brother’s and sister’s keeper,” said Smith.

The 5K (3.1 miles) event begins at Montagu Beach and ends east of the old Paradise Island Bridge next to the police station.

From now until December 9th, children under the age of 12 pay a rate of $15. The price for adults is $30. Each participant will get a finisher’s medal.

To register online, visit www.komenbahamas.org. Online registration closes January 11, 2018 at midnight.

To register in person, visit the Sunshine Insurance office on Shirley Street or Baillou Hill Road.

L-R: Custom Computers Limited Sales Manager, Tammie Thompson presents an Apple iPad Mini to Sunshine Insurance Marketing Coordinator, Rogan Smith for the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure 5K event. (Photo/Chakita Archer) 
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