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Over $26m raised for Sagicor Sigma Run charities

Published:Monday | February 23, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Sagicor Group Jamaica’s executive vice president, Mark Chisholm (left), presents a symbolic cheque of $26,048,095 to representatives of the 2015 Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run charities - Cornwall Regional Hospital’s consultant paediatrician, Dr. Tracey Evans-Gilbert (centre) and Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation’s chairman, Dr. Mayolynne Miller, at Emancipation Park in New Kingston yesterday. The donation from the annual Run exceeded this year’s $25m target, with just under 24,000 registered participants. 

KINGSTON:

A total of $26,048,095 was presented to Cornwall Regional Hospital's (CRH) Neonatal Unit, and Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation (JKKF) yesterday at the awards ceremony for the 17th staging of Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run at Emancipation Park in Kingston.

Representatives of the Run's 2015 beneficiaries - Dr Mayolynne Miller of JKKF and Dr Tracey Evans-Gilbert of CRH - were thankful.

"We are totally overwhelmed by the support, because at the present time, it is the foundation that purchases the majority of the supplies that are needed for these poor children, and we need help," said Miller.

Evans-Gilbert also expressed gratitude, saying: "I just want to thank Sigma and Jamaica; I can't express my gratitude. You are helping a lot of little babies."

This year's Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run also saw the largest number of registrants, with just under 24,000 individuals enrolling to support its 'Save Our Children, Save Our Future' 2015 tag line.

The 5.5k walk, run and wheelchair road race also received the support of over 2,000 volunteers, sponsors and corporate Jamaica.

"We believe this staging of Sigma Run was one of the most successful," said Ingrid Card, assistant vice-president, Sagicor's group marketing.

"There are many aspects of this event, but we are very grateful for the donations and support from volunteers in aid of charity," she added.