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  • The event will raise funds for the 20th Annual Health Mission to Montego Bay
  • Over the past 19 years the Mission has served more than 47,000 patients in St. James and neighbouring parishes
  • Members of the medical team comprise some of the finest physicians, nurses and volunteers

The Atlanta-Montego Bay Sister City Foundation will stage its 13th annual fund-raising Banquet and Dance, at the Atlanta Marriott Century Hotel on Saturday, September 21, commencing at 7:30 p.m.

The event will raise funds for the 20th Annual Health Mission to Montego Bay, to be undertaken from October 7 to 10 this year.

According to Chairman of the Atlanta-Montego Bay Sister City Health Mission, Vin Martin, over the past 19 years the Mission has served more than 47,000 patients in St. James and neighbouring parishes. It is estimated that during that period, approximately US$11 million worth of medical supplies and services have been donated.

Mr. Martin said that members of the medical team comprise some of the finest physicians, nurses and volunteers.

Meanwhile, Atlanta’s Mayor, Kassim Reed, has commended the Atlanta-Montego Bay Sister Foundation for the great work it has done to strengthen the ties between both cities.

“Each year, members of the Health Mission team come together and give selflessly to address the health care needs of the residents of Montego Bay and as Mayor of Atlanta, I want to applaud them for helping the less fortunate in Montego Bay,” the Mayor said.

The Foundation, the oldest Caribbean organisation in Atlanta, was established in 1972 by reciprocal agreements between the mayors of Atlanta and Montego Bay.

The yearly health mission is undertaken in association with the St. James Parish Council, and is facilitated by the St. James Health Department. It is one of the major events staged to coincide with annual commemoration of Montego Bay achieving city status in October 1980.

 

Contact: Derrick Scott