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KPH Receives $52M from Sagicor Sigma Run

Updated: Feb 1, 2023

The Sagicor Foundation, through the 24th staging of its annual Sigma Corporate Run, has surpassed its target of $50 million for its beneficiary this year - the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH).

In fact, $52 million was raised. Mr. Peter Melhado, Chairman, Sagicor Group Jamaica, made this announcement during his remarks to the participants at the start line for the culminating Sagicor Sigma Invitational Run on Sunday, March 20, 2022.

Melhado thanked all the participants who came out in support of both the invitational event and the Sigma Team Bubble Run, which was held on Sunday, March 13, 2022.

The Chairman also thanked the 2022 Sigma Run patrons, Hansle Parchment – 110m hurdles Olympic Champion and Megan Tapper, 100m hurdles Olympic bronze medallist for their commitment to the cause, as they gave of their time, and lent their face and voice to the cause.

Dr. Natalie Whylie, Acting CEO, KPH, expressed gratitude to Sagicor Sigma Run and the rest of Jamaica for their contribution to the largest and oldest hospital in Jamaica and across the Caribbean. She said that the funds raised will benefit the cancer patients and the Surgical Department with much needed equipment.

Mr. Mark Chisholm (left) Executive Vice President, Sagicor Life Jamaica, presents the symbolic cheque of $52 million to Dr. Natalie Whylie (3rd left), Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) CEO, Dr. Lindberg Simpson (2nd right), Head of Surgery at the KPH and Mr. Errol C. Greene (2nd left), Regional Director for the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) on Sunday, March 20, 2022. Sharing in photo are the 2022 Sagicor Sigma Run Patrons, Mr. Hansle Parchment, Olympic Champion, 110m hurdles, and Megan Tapper, Olympic medalist, 100m hurdles.

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