The VHFF was asked by Jamaica’s Minister of Heath, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, to purchase two Linear Accelerator machines for two prominent hospitals in Jamaica: the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and the Cornwall Regional Hospital. These are state-of-the-art radiation machines used in cancer treatment, which allow specialists to remove cancer cells with minimal damage to healthy surrounding cells. The costs for these two machines was approximately $5 million USD. Knowing it would be a huge undertaking, we accepted the challenge, but knew that we could not do it by ourselves. We knew if we could get 500,000 people to give a one-time donation of $10, we would be closer to our goal.
We appealed to our community, and as we expected, they were right behind us. Through various fund-raising efforts, and community support we were able to raise the funds. We are happy to say that we reached our goal and were able to provide this much needed medical equipment to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and the Cornwall Regional Hospital.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this Fundraising effort. We have always believed in giving back to our community, and are happy to be surrounded by so many of you who feel the same. This victory is not just for the VHFF, it is for our entire community.