BOLT FOUNDATION supporting cardiac surgery for children

USAIN Bolt, through his Usain Bolt Foundation, will team up with Chain of Hope Jamaica and HE Lady Allen to raise well-needed funds for paediatric cardiac service at the Bustamante Hospital for Children.

On Sunday, Bolt pledged his support to co-host a walk-a-thon later this year.

The world champion has also announced that he has asked his sponsors to come on board to support the worthy venture by providing funds for two surgeries each for children.

The Usain Bolt Foundation is “dedicated to the legacy for happy children, to enhance the character of children through educational and cultural development, as they live their dreams”. One of the key objectives, the superstar said, is to “provide a healthy and safe environment for children”.

Chain of Hope Jamaica’s primary goal is to develop a paediatric cardiac service at the Bustamante Hospital for Children and does so by facilitating training of cardiac personnel, hosting medical and surgical missions and providing equipment for surgeries.

Lady Allen is the patron of the hospital. She supervises and hosts several fund-raising events and visits the facility at least once a week.

Bolt has previously worked with the United Way of Jamaica to manage his projects with the Mustard Seed, William Knibb, Piedmont Basic, and Waldensia Primary schools. The Foundation will manage the projects going forward. The Foundation has a nine member team with people from academic, health, communications, legal, and the tourism areas.