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Sagicor’s Sigma Run raises $43m for charity

Sunday, February 21, 2016 | 11:50 AM

Participants at the 2016 Sagicor Sigma 5k Run (Photo: Bryan Cummings)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The 18th staging of the Sagicor Sigma 5K run, in its bid to raise $50 million – twice the amount raised last year garnered a whopping $43 million.

Also, just under 24,000 individuals participated in the road race in what was a record turnout for the fund-raising event.

This year, the charity event will focus on tackling cancer, with the Jamaica Cancer Society, children with cancer across the island and the Black River Hospital’s Paediatric Unit as beneficiaries.

President and chief executive officer of Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited Donovan Perkins said that he was pleased with the turnout.

“This morning was just amazing. I thought we were going to struggle to beat last year’s results, but we surpassed that and I am pleased with how everything went as the numbers went up,” Perkins said. “We almost have 24,000 persons on the road, which is huge compared to under 22,000 last year.”Last year we were able to raise just above $30 million and this year we got over $43 million. The support was tremendous and I must also thank the Jamaica Observer for their support as well,” he said.

Ruddy Allen

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