Hospiten the latest of many sponsors of MoBay City Run 2018
File photo of the start of the MoBay City Run
In light of the challenges facing the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), the Rose Hall-based international medical facility, Hospiten, is now the designated medical facility for the May 6 MoBay City Run.
According to event organiser, Janet Silvera, Hospiten will provide an emergency room should it be required for resuscitation purposes.
In addition, Negril Life Call, which is also based in Rose Hall, will provide stationary and mobile ambulance services on the day of the race, which is set for a 6:00 a.m. kickoff at the Old Hospital Park on Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay.
“Hospiten has agreed to accommodate any emergencies, and will set up an emergency room specifically for persons who might have any difficulties whilst running the race - mainly for resuscitation purposes… this is complimentary; nobody who happens to use it will be charged for accessing the service,” said Silvera.
“We do not want to put any pressure on Cornwall Regional Hospital because of the situation that currently exists there. So we approached Hospiten, which was the sensible thing to do, by removing as much pressure as possible off Cornwall Regional, and they agreed to come on board as a sponsor,” she explained.
Nevertheless, Silvera said the Cornwall Regional Hospital will still be providing an ambulance and medical staff to support the event, as is customary.
Silvera added that MoBay City Run 2018 is hoping to attract 5,000 participants and raise $5 million this year, to provide scholarships for students from four tertiary institutions and one high school operating in western Jamaica.
The event is now in its fifth year, and has raised and disbursed over $15 million in scholarships.
In addition to Hospiten, the I Love MoBay Foundation will be partnering with MoBay City Run.
In describing the event as a “great initiative”, founder of the I Love MoBay Foundation, Douglas Gordon, said his organisation will be helping with the promotion of the event, and maintaining a presence on the day.
“We are delighted to partner with and support the MoBay City Run. The event has done an excellent job of galvanising support across the city, and its financial contributions to a number of worthy causes are highly commendable. We salute Janet and her team for their work to date, and welcome the opportunity to collaborate and build a long-term partnership,” Gordon said.
Silvera also lauded the other sponsors of the event, including the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), JetBlue, Courts, Ward’s Power Tools, the Spanish Court Hotel, Caribbean Producers Jamaica, Goddard Catering, Sea Gardens Resorts, Holiday Inn, Sandals Resorts, Rainforest Seafoods, Bullhead Spring Water, Cover Me Up Tents, Billy Craig Insurance, Hilton Rose Hall, Deja Resorts, Visual City, Alto Leap, FiMiShotz and Barefoot Studio.