In November 2018, Jamaica Nationals Association Board approved the establishing of a Partnership with the St. Ann and St. Mary Branch of the Jamaica Cancer Society, beginning 2019. This was also endorsed by JNA’s general membership
The St. Ann and St. Mary Branch, of the Jamaica Cancer Society, is a non- government, non-profit organization. The Jamaica Cancer Society was established in 1955 with a mandate to fight and defeat cancer in all forms. The Jamaica Cancer Society head office is in Kingston, and the St. Ann and St. Mary Branch is in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
Mission: To eliminate cancer as a major health problem in Jamaica.
Providing services related to cancer and conducting outreach activities and special projects in many communities, especially in areas that were previously untouched.
Cancer continues to be a major health challenge for Jamaican families. According to the Ministry of Health, there are approximately 5,000 new cancer cases annually with approximately 3,000 dying from the disease which accounts for 21% of all deaths in Jamaica.
The St. Ann and St. Mary branch is dedicated to assisting women and men of both parishes and beyond where necessary, by providing screening for various types of cancer such as mammograms, pap smears, prostate testing, counseling, and access to treatment of all cancer patients (See separate Summary Document on this partnership initiative including required resources for screening tests and treatments).
Despite efforts made, cancer remains a major health challenge for Jamaica in terms of its physical capacity and financial resources for education and treatment. In an increased effort to eliminate cancer as a major health problem in Jamaica, our partnership with the St. Ann and St. Mary Branch of the Jamaica Cancer society focused on increased cancer education, advocacy, screening and treatment in Jamaica and cancer education in the Jamaican community in the Washington Metropolitan Area.
- Targeted Area(s) of Focus:
- Education that includes, counseling, symposiums/other means of providing information
- Increased access to treatment
We are seeking your financial assistance to:
- Help to provide resources to assist with free testing, screening, and education including counseling, and increased access to treatment (including increased availability of cancer drugs through the government- run Drug Serv pharmacies).
2.Facilitate screening, and education including counseling, and increased access to treatment.
As a non-profit organization, the Jamaican Nationals Association organizes events/fundraisers that are funded through sponsorships and donations. We hope you will consider this request for a financial contribution to our partnership program.
JNA is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit organization whose mission is to unify, foster and promote the welfare of Jamaicans and persons of Jamaican heritage in the Washington Metropolitan Area along with providing assistance and support to individuals and organizations in the United States and in Jamaica. Refer to EIN #521240060 for your contributions which are tax-deductible to the extent of the IRS Law
We are asking you to complete and return our Sponsor Form to the attention of Jamaican Nationals Association Inc, P.O. Box 56453, Washington, DC 20040 with your check payable to Jamaican Nationals Association or credit card payment using PayPal on our website at www.jnaofdc.org. Please indicate donation towards the Jamaican Nationals Association Partnership Program with the Jamaica Cancer Society, St. Ann and St. Mary Branch.
Thank you for your financial assistance and support of this worthy partnership program. If you have any questions about the Jamaican Nationals Association Partnership with Jamaica Cancer Society, St. Ann and St. Mary Branch, please feel free to contact Dr. Elaine Knight at cell: (215) 512-8651 or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.