CITIZEN'S PRESENTATION BY ROBERT POZO OF PR RACING AND CHRISTINA REYES OF BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION FOR KIDS RE: THE RECENT ING MIAMI MARATHON
Sally A. Heyman, Prime Sponsor
Board of County Commissioners
Commissioner Heyman gave a brief overview of the 5th Annual ING Marathon weekend which took place on January 28, 2007. She noted the event received accolades from the Miami Herald, Runners World and the New York Times. Participants representing 87 nationalities were included, over 20,000 hotel rooms were utilized which in turn had an economic impact of over $25,000,000, she pointed out. Over 1,800 students participated and there were 2 categories for the physically challenged Commissioner Heyman stated. She noted that Ms. Cristina Reyes spearheaded a fund raiser, Cristina’s Kids, which collected donations for the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children; that Ms. Reyes utilized the marathon as a vehicle not only to challenge herself but to challenge the community to donate to her cause; and that she raised over $70,000.
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