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MoBay to Kingston walk to raise $15 million for cancer machines

Thursday, September 13, 2012 | 7:38 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — A project aimed at raising some $15 million to assist in acquiring two Linear Accelerators (LINAC) for the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, and a Kingston hospital, was launched today.

Linear Accelerators represent the latest in technological developments for the treatment of cancer.

The project, dubbed: The Clover Allen Wilson Power Walk, is being implemented through the collaborative effort of the Rotary Club of Montego Bay, the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Jamaica Association of Administrative Professionals (JAAP) Montego Bay chapter.

It will involve several volunteers taking on the challenge of walking the distance between Montego Bay and Kingston. The aim is to raise funds along the way, and to heighten public awareness of the LINAC project.

The participants will depart Sam Sharpe Square, in Montego Bay, on October 19 to arrive at Emancipation Park, Kingston, on October 21.  

The walk was named in honour of cancer survivor, Clover Allen Wilson, a member of the JAAP.

Member of Parliament for central St James, Lloyd B Smith, gave a commitment to contribute $150,000 towards the project from the Constituency Development Fund.

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