KINGSTON, Jamaica – $26,048,095 million was presented to Cornwall Regional’s Neo Natal Unit and Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation today at the awards ceremony for the 17th staging of Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run at Emancipation Park in Kingston.
Representatives of the Run’s 2015 beneficiaries Dr Mayolynne Miller of Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation and Dr Tracey Evans-Gilbert of Cornwall Regional Hospital were on hand for the symbolic presentation.
“We are totally overwhelmed by the support, because at the present time it is the Foundation that purchases majority of the supplies that are needed for these poor children and we need help,” said Dr Miller.
Meanwhile, Evans-Gilbert also expressed gratitude on behalf of the Neo Natal Unit of Cornwall Regional Hospital. “I just want to thanks Sigma and Jamaica, I can’t express my gratiude. You are helping a lot of little babies,” said Gilbert.
Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run also saw the largest amount of registrants this year, with just under 24,000 individuals enrolling to support its ‘Save Our Children, Save Our Future’ 2015 tagline. The 5.5k walk, run and wheel chair road race also received immense support with over 2,000 volunteers, sponsors and assistance from corporate Jamaica.
|Sagicor Group Jamaica’s Executive Vice President Mark Chisholm presents a symbolic cheque of $26,048,095 to representatives of the 2015 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run charities: Cornwall Regional Hospital’s Consultant Paediatrician Dr Tracey Evans-Gilbert and Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation’s Chairman Dr Mayolynne Miller. The donation from the annual Run exceeded this year’s $25M target with just under 24,000 registered participants.|
Ingrid Card, Assistant Vice President of Sagicor’s Group Marketing said “We believe this staging of Sigma Run was one of the most successful. There are many aspects of this event, but we are very grateful for the donations and support from volunteers in aid of charity.”
Sagicor Group Jamaica is a financial services conglomerate with business in Jamaica, Cayman Islands and Costa Rica. The Group offers products and services in the areas of Banking, Insurance, Investments, Real Estate, Asset Management and Retirement Planning.
Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited is the leading Life and Health insurance provider in Jamaica. The Company commenced operations in 1970 as Life of Jamaica Limited, the first locally owned life insurance company and the first life insurance company to be listed on the JSE. Sagicor Group Jamaica is a member of the wider Sagicor Financial Corporation. Sagicor Financial Corporation operates in over 20 countries and its operations date back to 1840.