Posted by Doraine Clarke on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Under: SKIP A THON
In : SKIP A THON
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CARDIOVMEDS “The Heart Mart”, a member of the CARDIOVMEDS Group of companies had our annual heart month celebration on February 11, 2021, under the theme “TAKE IT TO HEART: SKIP TO BETTER HEALTH”. Due to the pandemic, the celebration was largely virtual. However, we catered to the elderly residence in and around the Downtown area. They were able to come into our facility at 143 King Street to receive care packages which were made possible from the kind sponsorship and donations from many companies.
Members of the Jamaica Constabulary force, located at the Central Police Station, under the management of Sergeant Jerr Johnson, assisted us by mobilizing the elderly, sick and shut-in individuals to the facility so as to have their blood pressure checked, as well as, most received a therapeutic massage for arthritis and other muscular conditions, from Masseuse, Vinton Thomas along with a free medical by renowned neurosurgeon; Dr. Roger Hunter who volunteered to see patients with varying general health issues.
The Skip-a-thon was streamed online through our Facebook social media platform. Our online viewers were also able to participate by entering in the skipping competition to win lovely baskets from Grace Foods. Skippers’ onsite also participated and received participation certificates and care packages.
We were able to see the participation of over 100 individuals who came in at varying intervals with only 10 persons inside the facility at any given time to be seen by our nurses, massage therapist and doctor.
to say a hearty thank you to all our volunteers and sponsors. Post Skip-a-thon
coverage/feature was done at CVM at Sunrise- Buss a Move! on February 12, 2021.
Once again a Big Thank You to The Jamaica Constabulary Force, Central Police Division and Our sponsors:
Kennedy, Catherine’s Peak, Chung’s catering, Chas E. Ramsons, Food for the
Poor,GDI Distributors, Recharge Distributors Limited, and CVM T.V.
Thank you to the Natasha Elizabeth Upliftment Foundation (NERUF) CARDIOVMEDS Group affiliate businesses
The Total Medical Alliance
In : SKIP A THON