The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) in its efforts to reduce the number of heart-related diseases, has partnered with PROVEN in an education and engagement exercise in schools and the workplace via the PROVEN Run for your Heart Lapathon and Family fun day. Seeing participants from mainly schools across the corporate area, top performers were recently rewarded at a presentation ceremony at the Altamont Court Hotel.
Commitment to Heart Health
Over fifty (50) awards were earned as part of the November 2017 event with several entities such as Immaculate Conception Prep School, Hillel Academy and St. Hugh’s Prep and the Jamaica Defence Force walking away with top prizes.
Excited students, humble teachers, supportive parents, engaging partners and competitive spirits were the main features as they vied for attractive prizes while raising funds for heart health. Title partners, PROVEN now in the second of a three-year commitment highlighted the significance of supporting the event. “PROVEN stands aligned with one of the several missions of the Heart Foundation – prevention through education – to engage students and by extension their families, to think and strive to be heart healthy.” noted Belinda Williams Head of Marketing & Communications. “This ties into our personal corporate social mandate; as it is our belief that true wealth can only be realized through a sound investment in one’s health.” Williams said.
Top Performing Schools
Several schools and corporate bodies supported the event and many stood out. Here are a few of the outstanding performers.
- Platinum School Team Award for the school with the largest number of participants was Hillel Academy with sixty (60) students representing.
- Platinum Sponsorship School Award – Immaculate Conception Prep raising over $370,000.
- Genevieve Reid walked away with the Individual Award for Platinum Sponsorship collecting almost $150,000
- Earning the award for largest company team was the Jamaica Defence Force with sixty-one (61) member present.
A part of the celebrations for Heart Month money raised from the event will assist the HFJ to continue offering affordable heart testing, care, and rehabilitation, among other services to the public.
Zaeemah Keshinro smiles with Belinda Williams, Head of Marketing and Communications at the recent hand over at the PROVEN Run for Your Heart held the Altamont Court Hotel. Zaeemah walked away with a silver medal consolation prize for collecting over $5,000 in the Run for Your Heart event.
Christian Rampair beams with joy after he was announced the winner of a weekend for a family four (4) at FDR Resorts. Vice Chairman of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica Winston Barrett hands over the gift certificate.