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(l to r) - Robert Bartlett, Senior Manager, JS Johnson; Natalie Appleyard, CEO, Wildflowers Events & Occasions; Tarea Sturrup, Miss Bahamas Universe 2019; Gabrielle Burrows, REV; Lady Camille Barnett, Co-Chair, Red Ribbon Ball Committee/President, The Bahamas AIDS Foundation; Jürgen Mulder, Managing Director, Commonwealth Brewery; KayAndra Gardiner, Vice President, Sales, Zamar Group Companies Ltd.; Maxine Seymour, Director, Corporate Communications, Colina Insurance Limited; Inga Bowleg, Director, Business Development, John Bull Group of Companies.

Colina is Platinum Sponsor of Red Ribbon Ball

Partners for 26 years, since inception in 1994

Nassau, The Bahamas, October 16, 2019 –Colina is proud to partner with the Red Ribbon Ball Committee to announce this year’s Ball themed ‘Fire and Ice’ to be held on Saturday, November 23 at Atlantis’.

Colina has been a leading corporate sponsor of the Red Ribbon Ball since inception when its legacy company, Imperial Life Financial, envisioned and pioneered the event which has become a major fundraiser for The Bahamas AIDS Foundation. The 26th Annual Ball was announced during a press conference at the Showroom of Wildflower Events & Occasions earlier today.

“We are so pleased to have Colina still be involved with us and really be a partner for life in terms of the work of The Bahamas AIDS Foundation,” said Lady Camille Barnett.

Colina presents its platinum sponsorship of the Red Ribbon Ball to The Bahamas AIDS Foundation. (l to r) Wendy E. Wong, Event Coordinator, The Bahamas AIDS Foundation; Maxine V. Seymour, Director, Corporate Communications, Colina Insurance Limited; Lady Camille Barnett – Co Chair, Red Ribbon Ball Committee/President, The Bahamas AIDS Foundation

Barnett encouraged persons to purchase tickets for the Ball that promises to be an exciting night of elegance and entertainment. The event organizers have set a fundraising goal of ninety thousand dollars.

“The Bahamas AIDS Foundation does so much to help persons impacted by HIV/AIDS in our country, especially adolescents. Colina is pleased to have been a partner for over a quarter of a century,” said Maxine Seymour.

About Colina and The Bahamas AIDS Foundation

Colina Insurance Limited (“Colina”) is a wholly owned life and health insurer that has evolved over 155 years to become the country’s largest life and health insurer, with a solid reputation for providing insurance and related financial services products that help clients prepare for life’s unexpected events.

The AIDS Foundation of The Bahamas was established in 1992 by the Zonta Club of Nassau. The mission of The Foundation is to support the fight against HIV/AIDS in the community. It is a non-profit, non-government organization.

In 1993, Colina’s legacy company Imperial Life Financial became the Foundation’s major partner and pledged to host an annual fund raiser (Red Ribbon Ball) for the Foundation. The first Red Ribbon Ball was held in 1994. Over the years this event has become the major fund raiser for the Foundation. In 1997 then Imperial Life donated property at 23 Delancey Street for the offices of the Foundation.

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