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Atlantic Medical Donates $44,000 to Local Non-Profit Organizations
By TCL Group
May 31, 2018 - 5:55:35 PM

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Atlantic Medical Insurance (AMI) has donated more than $500,000 to The Cancer Society of the Bahamas and The Bahamas Diabetic Association through money raised from its annual Fun Walk Run over the past two decades. This year, the company topped its 20th Annual Fun Walk Run, donating all proceeds to the two charities, amounting to $44,000. Pictured from Left to Right: Eugene Thurston, President of the Bahamas Diabetic Association; AMI Retention Manager, Stephanie Carroll; Dave Sands, AMI’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Dr. Williamson Chea, President of the Cancer Society of The Bahamas.

Over the past 20 years, Atlantic Medical Insurance (AMI) has d onated in excess of $500,000 to The Cancer Society of the Bahamas and The Bahamas Diabetic Association (BDA) through m oney raised from its annual Fun W alk Run.

This year , the company topped its 20 th Annual Fun Walk Run by again donating all proceeds to the two charities , amounting to $44,000.

According to AMI’s Chief Fi nancial Officer (CFO) , Dave Sands, the aim of the Fun Walk Run has been to promote fun and fitness for the community , si nce its inception .

“We pride ourselves on being leaders in helping the community with an awareness of living healthy lifestyles,” he said. “Over these many years, we ha ve donated a ll the proceeds from the event b etween the Cancer Society of The Bahamas and the Diabetic Association and this year is no different.

“These funds will go a long way in helping these most worthy charities to continue to do their great work,” s aid Sands. “We all can attest , and I personally can , to the fact that everyone in our country has been touched in some way as a result of either c ancer or d iabetes.”

The cheques were presented to the organization presidents: Dr. Williamson Chea and Eugene Thurston at the AMI Head Office.

“No doubt we use your funds very, very wisely and very effectively to assist persons with c ancer, said Dr. Chea. “ As you may know, we have the Cancer Caring Centre , for which we tend to spend a lot our money. The Cancer Caring Centre allows patients from Family Islands to come here to get treatment and to go for investigations and they stay there for free. We also have other programs that we have in the Cancer Society , which your funds will go a long way to assist .

I cannot thank Corporate Bahamas and mainly Atlantic Medical enough because they have contributed to us for these 20 years and we cannot thank yo u enough and thank you again.”

Thurston said he is grateful that AMI remained committed despite difficult economic times.

“When the economy of the country went south, Atlantic Medical stood with us, he said. “ It is because of Atlantic Medical on many o ccasions we were able to supply persons w ith insulin. W e were able to teach people. We were able to do our Foot Programme. W e were able to put on seminars ; and , for those reasons, I would like to say again thank you Atlantic Medical for all that you have d one.

AMI’s CFO added that the Fun W alk Run would not have reached its level of success without its strong support system.

“ Atlantic Medical also wishes to thank the many participants, vendors and support teams that have assisted us over the years to make our annual Funwalk an d Run the most successful event,” Sands said.

Over the year s AMI’s Fun W alk Run has attracted thousands and continues to grow.

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