The twenty third staging of the Sigma Company Run can be in search of to lift $50 million to obtain a lot wanted medical gear for the paediatric and maternity wards of two hospitals in north japanese Jamaica.
This was revealed throughout a digital press launch hosted on the Pegasus Resort on Monday the place it was revealed that Annotto Bay Hospital in St Mary and Port Antonio Hospital in Portland would be the beneficiaries of the signature charity race.
The race, identified for having a median participation of 25,000 individuals in New Kingston, can be a digital run this yr because of the present COVID-19 well being pandemic.
Members are being inspired to run their particular person races between February 12 and 28 and add their occasions through the ‘My Sigma Digital Run’ platform on the Sagicor Sigma Run web site at sagicorsigmarun.com . Sagicor will even be partnering with a number of places throughout the island to offer “run websites” that registrants can use to finish their laps.
President and CEO of Sagicor Group Jamaica, Christopher Zacca, in his handle, mentioned: “This yr, for the primary time within the historical past of the Sigma Company Run, our enthusiastic supporters won’t be able to bodily collect of their 1000’s in help of the trigger; however, whereas we aren’t capable of come collectively within the regular style; we will nonetheless unite for the frequent trigger to help this yr’s worthy beneficiaries.”
It was additionally introduced that Sagicor will develop a one-year programme to get the nation’s youngsters again on monitor with their schooling. The programme will goal college students whose research have been considerably impacted because of the disruption in colleges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tablets will even be bought to help college students who’re unable to afford the gadget for on-line studying.
Since its inception in 1999, the Sigma Run has impacted quite a few lives and has contributed vastly to growing varied establishments throughout Jamaica. By way of the help of company Jamaica and people over time, Sigma Run has raised over $450 million to help quite a few well being, schooling and little one associated charities all through Jamaica.
Along with registering for the race, individuals also can donate to the trigger through the Sagicor Sigma Run web site and help different fundraising efforts. For individuals searching for tangible keepsakes, the Sigma Run Pop-up Store has lively put on and different health associated gears on the market. Funds generated from this initiative go in the direction of the monies raised for the beneficiaries.
There will even be an Invitational Race occasion on Sunday, February 21 in New Kingston with a restricted variety of members competing. To be eligible to be invited, individuals and company groups should register for the run by January 31.
In 2020, the Sagicor Sigma Run raised a document $55.3 million in money and type for 3 beneficiaries – the Bustamante Hospital for Youngsters, the Clifton Boys’ House and the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital.
Registration for this yr’s race is barely being accepted on-line on the Sagicor Sigma Company Run web site, www.sagicorsigmarun.com; registration closes on February 12, 2021.