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Corporate Hands: Consumer brands supports cancer patients

Published:Thursday | March 31, 2016 | 12:00 AM
From left: Marcia James of Consumer Brands Limited; cancer survivors Lavern Chin and Jacqueline Sherwood; Kay Rochester, Consumer Brands’ Limited marketing and promotions manager; and Yulit Gordon, executive director of the Jamaica Cancer Society, pose for the camera.
Judith Francis (left) of Consumer Brands Limited makes a presentation to cancer patient Jacqueline Sherwood.
Lavern Chin (left) receives a gift basket from Ingrid Smith of Consumer Brands Limited’s Olay and Pantene products.
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Consumer Brands Limited has kept its promise to donate $1 million each to two women under its 'Always a Fighting Chance' programme - who were unable to afford necessary cancer treatment.

With help from the Oncology Department at the University of the West Indies, Jacqueline Sherwood and Lavern Chin were selected as the 2015 'Always a Fighting Chance' women. Both expressed gratitude for the assistance

Both women were also presented with gift baskets of Olay skincare and Pantene haircare products. Some 40 female cancer patients received wigs valued at $30,000 each, 20 women received free mammograms in Ocho Rios, and 100 received free mammograms in Kingston recently.

Consumer Brands Limited quietly supports several worthy causes, including Jazz and Blues Festival, the Jamaica Cancer Society, the annual Gibson-McCook Relays, and ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships. They were also among the sponsors of this year's cancer fund-raising luncheon and Mello FM's outside broadcast of the event.