Young Heart Patients AssistedColina Donates $10k to Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation
Nassau, The Bahamas, February 24, 2021 – Colina Insurance Limited (Colina) donated ten thousand dollars to the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation to assist children with heart ailments, in keeping with the company’s commitment to health and wellness.
“February is the ideal time to observe Heart Month,” said Maxine Seymour, Director, Corporate Communications, Colina. “A parent’s love is eternal and we can only image how difficult it is when an infant or young child is diagnosed with a cardiovascular condition.”
“We wanted to show love to these precious young patients and raise awareness for this vital cause that plagues our people,” said Seymour.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in The Bahamas and the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation plays a critical role in helping young children in need of life saving heart surgeries, relying primarily on donations to carry out its work.
“Thanks to Colina for being such a great corporate sponsor,” said Dr. Erecia Hepburn, President, The Bahamas Heart Association who accepted on behalf of the Foundation. “You value the importance of mending hearts that save lives.”
The donation culminates month long observations which included Colina’s employees wearing red on Go Red Day! along with advocacy of healthy lifestyles as a preventative measure on the company’s social media channels.
About Colina Insurance Limited (Colina)
Colina is a diversified financial services company, offering comprehensive life and health insurance solutions. Colina is wholly-owned by Colina Holdings Bahamas Limited (CHBL). CHBL is a Bahamian Company, built on a firm foundation of trust, integrity and responsibility. Colina has evolved over the past 155 years to become The Bahamas’ 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.
About The Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation
The Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation was founded in 1961 and has grown to be one of the most respected charitable organisations in The Bahamas. This privately funded charity raises funds primarily through donations and from the Annual Heart Ball, held each February. Through the lasting funding of Lady Sassoon, almost all of the overhead costs of the Foundation are donated. So benefactors can rest assured that their donations are going to assist our young patients. Over 97 cents from each dollar raised goes directly to the aid of the children.
About The Bahamas Heart Association
The Bahamas Heart Association is focused on living a healthy heart lifestyle. The Association advises the public through all available media on aspects of heart disease, risk factors and preventive care. The Heart Association provides speakers and educational materials for schools, youth groups, service clubs, churches and other public meetings. Heart Association meetings are held the last Wednesday of each month.