The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) and the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) will be the beneficiaries from the 'Party for Charity' event, which is staged annually by Fraser, Fontaine & Kong (FFK) Limited, as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives.
The insurance company intends to offer approximately $1.5 million to both entities from the event, which will be held on Friday, November 2 at the FFK’s car park, 28 Pawsey Place in Kingston.
Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’, on October 30, President of the FFK Limited, Gerard Fontaine, noted that the staging of this event is the company’s way of giving back to Jamaica and supporting the work of two important entities.
"These two entities are very dear to our hearts, because we have had a few of our staff members pass away in recent years from cancer illnesses or heart complications, including our late President, Richard Fontaine, So, this is our way of showing that we care and doing our part to create a better Jamaica," the President said.
He added that the company has been hosting the event for the past six years and has made significant contribution towards the operations of other entities, such as Lupus Foundation and the Fire Brigade.
Some 900 patrons are expected at the event. Tickets are $1,500 pre-sold and $1,700 at the gate.
Lucky patrons will win one year free membership from HFJ and JCS; two tickets to the James Bond movie, Sky Fall, and a free mammogram.
Mr. Fontaine noted that other entities will benefit from initiatives that the company will spearhead, including the Maxfield Park Children’s Home and the College of Insurance for Professionals.
The FFK Limited has been in operation since 1972 and offers a range of insurance services, including general insurance, employee benefits and risk management.
The company's services extend throughout Caribbean covering the hospitality, manufacturing, aviation, marine and financial sectors.