JIS News

The Atlanta-Montego Bay Sister Cities Health Mission will stage its fifth annual ‘Dance for Health’ on Saturday, September 23, at the Marriott Century Centre Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.
The event will raise funds for the 13th annual health mission to Montego Bay to be held from October 9 – 12.Over the past 12 years, the Atlanta-Montego Bay Sister City Health Mission to Montego Bay has contributed more than US$250,000 in medical supplies.
Chairman of the Atlanta-Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee, Vin Martin, told JIS News that some 30,000 residents of Montego Bay and adjacent communities have received medical assistance from the health mission.
He noted that members of the medical team comprise some of the finest teams of physicians, nurses and volunteers. “Their dedication and commitment to the citizens of St. James and the surrounding parishes is exceptional. Not only do our volunteers give their services and their time, but they also pay all their travel and hotel expenses,” Mr. Martin said.
Atlanta’s Mayor, Shirley Franklin, commended the Atlanta-Montego Bay Sister City Committee for the great work it has done to strengthen the ties that, “our respective cities and countries share”.
She said that each year the health mission team come together in support of the medical mission to Montego Bay and give selflessly to address the health care needs of the residents of Montego Bay.
The health mission to Montego Bay is conducted in October each year, which coincides with the city’s anniversary.