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Corporate Hands: JN Money Transfer customers get free heart screenings

Published:Thursday | April 28, 2016 | 4:04 AM
Monique Jones (right), marketing and social media officer at JN Money Services (JNMS), presents the letter to Panseta Thomas that will enable her to have her heart screened at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica recently. Thomas was one of several persons who received a free screening courtesy of JNMS.

A number of Jamaicans, recommended by family members who live overseas, received free heart tests from the Heart Foundation of Jamaica.

This was courtesy of JN Money Services (JNMS) Limited, owners and operators of JN Money Transfer brand. The drive was influenced by the 2014 study of the Department of Medicine at The University of the West Indies, which noted that approximately 50 per cent of persons with hypertension, 25 per cent of persons with diabetes, and 86 per cent of persons with high cholesterol, were unaware of their risk status.

"Based on these figures, we decided to give our customers the opportunity to confirm their status, and take the necessary steps to lead healthy lives," said Leesa Kow, general manager, JNMS. One recipient, Kevin Thompson, welcomed the opportunity.

The Heart Foundation encouraged recipients to exercise, consume less salt, have five servings of fruits and vegetables daily and to maintain a normal weight. Gabriel Heron, global marketing and brand manager at JNMS, said the remittance company was committed to the health care and the well-being of Jamaicans.