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Jamaica-born orthopedic surgeon to address rescheduled fundraiser

Published:Monday | October 24, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Dr Kingsley Chin

The Educational Foundation for Children's Care Inc (EFCCI) dinner, held annually to raise much-needed funds for children at the Alta Vista Children's Village in Four Paths, Clarendon, has been rescheduled for next month at The Knutsford Court Hotel in St Andrew.

The dinner, originally slated for October 2, was pushed back due to the threat from Hurricane Matthew and will now take place on Sunday, November 13, at 4 p.m.

Medical entrepreneur and health-tech professional Dr Kingsley R. Chin will be the guest speaker.

Chin, who was born in Buff Bay, Portland, has more that 20 years of health-care experience in building companies, managing funds and practising as a board-certified orthopaedic and spine surgeon. He is also the founder and CEO of KIC Venture Funds.

"We are delighted that Dr Chin has graciously accepted our invitation to be our guest speaker on this occasion. As a proud son of the soil, I am sure with his vast medical and business knowledge he will inspire those who attend," said Pastor Leon Wellington, founder and president of EFCCI.

A graduate of Titchfield High School and a former member of its daCosta Cup team and Jamaica's national juvenile squad, Chin excelled academically. He earned electrical and engineering degrees from Columbia University while a student athlete, and four diplomas from Harvard University, including medical doctor, with honours.

AUTHOR OF MANY BOOKS

He has also written extensively and is the author of multiple books on the subjects of medicine, business leadership, motivation and success.

Chin, who has conducted surgeries in Jamaica at the University Hospital of the West Indies and Andrews Memorial Hospital, is married to Kim and has three children.

The Educational Foundation for Children's Care seeks to mould, guide, educate and help to focus the lives of children in Jamaica, who have been abandoned, abused or neglected, towards achieving their God-given potential, as well as help them to become useful and productive citizens of the country. The foundation is supported by the goodwill and generosity of individuals and organisations that share similar goals.

Individuals who wish to support the foundation can visit the EFCCI website at www.efcci.org.