Usain Bolt and Glen Christian for 2019 International Humanitarian Award in New York

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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WASHINGTON, United States — Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt, along with Glenford Christian, founder and chairman of Cari-Med Group of Companies, will be bestowed with the 2019 International Humanitarian Award this Friday, October 25 in New York City.

The American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) announced that the two icons of philanthropy will be presented with their awards at the 2019 Hummingbird Gala.

“Change does not happen in silos – it requires all of us to raise our hands, roll up our sleeves and find meaningful collaboration to help those in need. AFJ is pleased to honour two deserving icons who are affecting and inspiring change,” said AFJ Executive Director Caron Chung.

This year's honourees were nominated by the AFJ Board of Directors in recognition of the impact they have had in philanthropy, and to highlight their success as well as the significant contributions they have made to economic development in Jamaica, the group said.

The ceremony is expected toshowcase the AFJ's work in Jamaica and celebrate the achievements of the two philanthropists.

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at Friday's gala, where the Jamaican Ambassador to the United States,Audrey Marks, will be among the special guests.


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