Jamaica Cancer Society receives support from UK-based association
The Jamaica Cancer Society was the recipient of a much appreciated cash donation of a little over $70,000 Jamaican dollars. The monetary gift, courtesy of the United Kingdom- based Mount Pleasant Jamaica Association, was presented to Earl Jarrett, Chairman of the Jamaica Cancer Society, on February 21, 2014 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London, England.
Secretary of the Mount Pleasant Jamaica Association, Richard Greene, said the donation is a demonstration of the Association’s concerted effort to contribute to charities in Jamaica that have a significant role in assisting with the development and welfare of members of society who are deemed most vulnerable.
Selected as the charity of choice, the Jamaica Cancer Society is a three-time recipient of cash donations from the Mount Pleasant Jamaica Association, as it was a beneficiary in 2012 and 2013.
“The Association believes that the Jamaica Cancer Society is a good cause to contribute monetary donations to because of its importance in the Jamaican society. Providing a support mechanism for those affected by cancer, the JCS is also effective in bringing attention to the disease and to help in the reduction of cases,” Mr. Greene said.
Citing the last fundraising event as a success, Mr. Greene explained that plans were now underway for the staging of the annual event in August 2014, with proceeds going towards a charity to be decided on.