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Medical Foundation serves up aid to UHWI

Published:Friday | June 12, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Jacqueline McDonald (left), Michael Fraser (right), and Cedric McDonald (right), look on as Oliver Jones (centre), chairman of the Jamaica Medical Foundation, hands over a cheque to Professor Everton Barton, representing the University Hospital of the West Indies Renal Foundation.

The Jamaica Medical Foundation (JMF), an outreach arm of the Jamaican insurance industry in operation since 1988, has made a donation of $1 million to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Hospital Renal Foundation.

This amount constituted $500,000 raised from a wine and cheese party held by the JMF on April 22 and $500,000 contributed from the JMF's fund.

At the launch of the fund-raising drive, Professor Everton Barton, who heads the UWI Hospital Renal Foundation, spoke of the challenges the foundation faced in dealing with situations where help is needed.

The JMF, which has assisted numerous institutions and indi-viduals with medical emergencies over the years and which is currently headed by Oliver Jones, was prepared to help.

The JMF secured the assistance of several entities to stage the successful wine and cheese party. Among those who lent support were Harbour Wines & Spirits, The Belmont, Caribbean Airlines, Frozen Delights Distributors Ltd, Fly Jamaica Airways, LIME Foundation, MCS McKay Security, Consolidated Bakeries (Jamaica) Limited, Salada, GraceKennedy, Spartan Health Club, Craig Phang Sang, Sophia Max Brown, Manor Collections, Spanish Court Hotel, Jewel Runaway Bay, Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, Jamaica Producers, The Gleaner Company, Gallery Barrington Ltd, Vera Ennis, and others.

In a statement, the JMF said it was on a drive to increase its membership and fundraising activities in an effort to be able to provide assistance for medical emergencies and medial research.