Guardian Group/UHWI 5K Night Run targets $12m

Saturday, May 03, 2014    

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THE inaugural Guardian Group/University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) 5K Night Run seeks to raise $12 million to begin renovation of the UHWI and Jubilee hospitals, as well as for charities across Jamaica.

The June 21 event, under the theme 'Keep It Alive', with Guardian Life Limited (GLL) as its main sponsor, was launched at the Seminar Room at Guardian Group Limited yesterday.

Speaking at the launch, GLL's president Eric Hosin said that he was pleased to give his company's commitment to the event.

"It is a pleasure to be a part of this wonderful event, and I am happy to give our support. This is for a worthy cause and so I am pleased to announce the commitment made by GLL to sponsor this event," he said.

Hosin also said that GLL is a strong supporter of the health sector and is committed to the health and wellness of all Jamaicans.

"Guardian Life understands the critical importance of the service provided by our health-care facilities, and our company is also cognisant of the fact that a lot of these facilities are under-resourced and need help to make the environment more comfortable for both staff and patients."

He further added: "There is also a great need for medical equipment and it is for these reasons that, as corporate citizens, we must play our part in giving back and contributing to the betterment of the health and wellness of Jamaica."

Meanwhile, Dr Cecil White, chief executive officer at UHWI, thanked the Guardian Group for their support.

"I would like to thank the Guardian Group for reaching out to the UHWI in the ways that they have, facilitating such a close partnership over the years.

"This close partnership began some years ago when we had a specific need in our intensive care unit. When we approached Guardian Group they didn't hesitate, they assisted us by donating just over $1.5 million towards our raising-a-roof project. This generous donation was used to effect necessary repairs to one of our buildings in the intensive care unit," said White.





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