Sigma Run donations can now be done on Gustazos

Sigma Run donations can now be done on Gustazos

Friday, February 08, 2019

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COMPANIES and individuals wishing to support the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run fund-raising efforts are now able to donate via the popular e-commerce platform Gustazos.

Gustazos (Jamaica) launched the donation drive on Tuesday, giving people the option to donate to the cause starting at a minimum of J$250. There is also the option for individuals to donate in $500 and $1000 denominations. There is, however, no limit to how much money and the number of times people can donate.

A Sagicor release said the Gustazos platform is another fund-raising avenue being used by the Sagicor Foundation to engage persons to give back to the beneficiaries of the 2019 Sigma Run: The Lupus Foundation of Jamaica; the Diabetes Association of Jamaica; and the May Pen Hospital Neonatal Unit.

The charity event, now in its 21st staging, is aiming to raise $52 million for the three beneficiaries.

Sigma team lead and assistant vice-president, Sagicor Jamaica Group Marketing, Alysia White, is encouraging the public to donate using the platform, which offers simple steps to donate on a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.

“We recognise that there are many persons, locally and overseas, who want to support the cause but want an accessible and easy way to do so. We are so grateful to Gustazos for coming on board, so everyone has an opportunity to contribute to a great cause,” she said.

The donation option is available at www.gustazos.com until Saturday, February 9; the donation option will open again on Friday, February 15 and close on race day, Sunday, February 17.

The public can also contribute to the 2019 beneficiaries using direct deposit, cash drop off and wire transfer at any Sagicor Bank branch. They can also visit the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run website at www.sagicorsigmarun.com for account information or contact the Sagicor Sigma Run Secretariat at 28-48 Barbados Ave, Kingston 5; e-mail SGJSigmaSecretariat@sagicor.com or call 876-936-7980-2.

The Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run is the largest road race in the Caribbean and has accrued more than $350 million in donations for over 30 beneficiaries since inception. The event saw record 26,519 registrants for the 2018 staging, raising $50 million for the Spanish Town Hospital Neonatal Unit and St Christopher’s School for the Deaf.

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