Sun | Aug 20, 2017

Sigma Run pulls in record $50 million

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 2:00 AM
Participants in full flight at the start of the Sagicor Sigma Run 2017 along Knutsford Boulevard, New Kingston, on Sunday.

The 19th staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run raised a record $50.5 million yesterday for 2017 beneficiaries.

The institutions to benefit are the Bethlehem Home for Abandoned Children and Babies, Spanish Town Hospital Special Care Unit, and the Mandeville Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Ingrid Card, vice-president, group marketing at Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited, said the record funds raised were to the credit of participants, sponsors, volunteers and donors who all contributed to the cause.

"Sagicor is grateful for the support we received for these beneficiaries. It is amazing that each year we set new targets

and Jamaicans, locally and internationally, see it fit to rally around the cause, so that we can provide critical funding towards the operations and equipment attainment of our beneficiaries.

"Several lives will be impacted and saved thanks to funds we have raised here today (Sunday), and that is the ultimate target of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run," said Card.

The Sigma Run has now raised approximately $250 million for child and health-care facilities in Jamaica over the last 19 years.