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Spanish Town Hospital Neonatal Clinic, St Christopher School for the Deaf to benefit from $50m raised at Sigma run

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:07 PM
Christopher Zacca (5th left), president and CEO, Sagicor Group Jamaica, presents the symbolic cheque representing the $50M raised from the 2018 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run to beneficiaries, Dwayne Francis (3rd left), CEO, Spanish Town Hospital and Donna Harris (4th left), principal of St. Christopher’s School for the Deaf. Sharing in the hand-over are CEO of Sagicor Bank, Chorvelle Johnson (6th left), Executive Vice President, Individual Life Insurance, Mark Chisholm (right), alongside race patrons Patrice White (left), fitness coach and CEO, Dynamic Lifestyle and Davina Bennett (2nd left), Miss Jamaica Universe 2017.

The Spanish Town Hospital Neonatal Unit and the St Christopher’s School for the Deaf are the beneficiaries of the $50 million raised at the 20th staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run.

President and CEO of Sagicor Group Jamaica, Christopher Zacca made the announcement this morning to a record 26,519 number of participants who were lined up along Knutsford Boulevard ahead of the official start of the biggest charity road race.

 “As we celebrate our 20th year, it’s an overwhelming feeling to see what we have been able to accomplish. We are extremely proud we were able to raise sufficient funds to assist the children at the Spanish Town Hospital Neonatal Unit and the St Christopher’s School for the Deaf,” said Zacca.

The Sagicor Group CEO continued: “I must express a big ‘thank you’ to all who participated and ensured that Sigma Run 2018 was a success - the volunteers who worked behind the scenes in the weeks leading up to this day, those persons who donated to the cause, some of whom were not able to come out this morning - you all played your part in making this event remarkable and one-of-kind.”

He also thanked corporate Jamaica for their continuous support over the past 20 years, noting that without their commitment and participation at Sigma Run and that of the thousands of Jamaicans who come out annually, the event would not be celebrating this significant two decade milestone.

Zacca also reiterated that “Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run is all about Jamaicans coming together to have fun but with the unified aim of improving the lives of our fellow Jamaicans”.

This year’s Sigma Run was held under the patronage of Olympian Usain Bolt, fitness coach Patrice J White and Miss Universe Jamaica and second runner up Miss Universe, Davina Bennett.