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20th staging of Sagicor Sigma Run raises $50M for beneficiaries

Sunday, February 18, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The 20th staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run reportedly raised $50 million this year, to help its two beneficiaries – the Spanish Town Hospital Neonatal Unit and the St Christopher's School for the Deaf.

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

“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”, Zacca said.

The Sagicor president and CEO thanked all who participated in the Sigma Run 2018, including its volunteers and patrons.

This year's run was held under the patronage of special guest, Olympian Usain Bolt, fitness coach Patrice White, and MissJamaica Universe and Miss Universe second runner up, Davina Bennett. Patrons also included Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Health Minister Christopher Tufton.

First place in the run this year reportedly went to Ryon Chambers, who broke the tape at an unofficial time of 18 minutes and 20 seconds.

Jamaican Paralympian Alphanso Cunningham finished first in the Wheelers Segment.




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