Thursday, February 16, 2012

Usain Bolt has donated a special autographed PUMA Spikes to the Pan Caribbean Sigma Corporate Run 2012.

Usain Bolt donated specially signed spikes to be auctioned for the 2012 PanCaribbean Sigma Corporate Run. Please see the link and encourage persons to support the initiative.
The “Sigma Corporate Run” is a 5K (3.5 mile) Run, Walk, Wheelchair event that began in 1999 in Downtown Kingston at Breezy Castle with a target of $500,000.00 for the Jamaica Foundation for Cardiac Disease. Since then, PanCaribbean’s Sigma Corporate Run moved to Emancipation Park in New Kingston and has grown consistently - in its 13th year, over $15M was raised with almost 15,000 registrants.  

Over the years, funds raised have purchased much needed equipment for charities such as Sophie’s Place & Mustard Seed Communities; The University Hospital Labour Ward; Jamaica AIDS Support for Life; The Renal Units of the Cornwall Regional, University Hospital and Kingston Public Hospitals and in 2011, the Victoria Jubilee Hospital Neo Natal Care Unit. The 2012 recipient, Chain of Hope Jamaica will benefit from all funds raised under the Patronage of Her Excellency The Hon. Lady Patricia Allen, Dr. The Hon. Usain Bolt, OJ and Dr. The Hon. R. Danny Williams and with the support of our partners, sponsors, participants and other donors.
Chain of Hope Jamaica is working towards building a sustainable paediatric cardiac programme at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, which will serve as a center of excellence for the Caribbean. 
 The project is broad in scope and includes the construction of a 10 bed ICU, a badly needed catheter laboratory and an operating theatre. In addition to the building and equipment, the project involves the extensive training of medical and support staff to increase the pool of available health service providers with required specialized skills. 
PanCaribbean is also inviting contributions of J$50 by text to 444-2498 on the Digicel network while larger contributions in Jamaican or US Dollars may be made by deposits to the following accounts; 

  • PanCaribbeanBank A/C#0210199462 (J$)
  • PanCaribbeanBank A/C#0210199470 (USD)   
  • Citibank USD Account # 0017588338

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