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Supreme Foundation hopes to save lives

Published:Monday | December 17, 2012

Chairman of the South East Regional Health Authority, Lyttleton Shirley, represented the Victoria Jubilee Hospital at the launch of the Supreme Foundation where an expensive life-saving machine was promised.

The newly formed organisation will be handing over eight essential foetal monitoring devices that could save a significant number of newborns. One of those is already on its way to the hospital.

Michael March, products manager of Jamaica Hospital Supplies disclosed that the instruments were the first of its kind in the island and perhaps the Caribbean.

He explained that utilising the apparatus could replace the multiplicity of machines presently in operation.

The equipment will also save time and space in the delivery room.

Supreme Promotions CEO, Isaiah Laing, was thrilled to steer what could turn out to be a major accomplishment.

He shared the joy of giving at the podium where he invited the principal of his alma mater, Sybrena Francis-Knight. She testified to Laing's support of the Marlie Hill Primary School over the years and expressed gratitude for the positive changes produced as a result of his compassion.

Francis-Knight went on to congratulate Laing on making his charity work official.

Supreme Foundation directors, Calvin Hunter, Dimario McDowell, Howard McIntosh and Isaiah Laing joined Sashagay Hamilton on stage to present a cheque for $500,000 to Shirley in aid of the Victoria Jubilee Hospital.

The Wyndham Kingston hotel fundraiser kept guests well entertained throughout the proceedings.

Keynote speaker and top-selling author, Alvin Day captivated the audience throughout his very informative presentation.

Electrifying performances kept the ballroom alive via Grammy recognised artiste, Da'Ville, international reggae superstar Gyptian, songbird Karen Smith, Chill Spot singer Chris Martin and up-and-coming sensation Ikaya.

Noble supporters of the cause included gospel artiste Prodigal Son, the Jamaica Public Service's Audrey Williams, Yvonne Coke of Hands Across Jamaica, the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Terrence Bent and Jacinth Byles, spouse of Sagicor CEO Richard Byles.