On Thursday September 27, 2007 at the office of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ), Jamaicans.com donated J$35,210.00 (US $500) to assist the Foundation in its fight against heart disease in Jamaica.
Mr. Paul Thompson, Medical Manager at the Foundation said “This donation will go a far way in helping the foundation to purchase well needed medical equipment.”
The HFJ was established over 36 years to date and screened over 64,000 persons who visited its premises at 30 Beechwood Avenue in 2006 alone. The main objective of the Foundation is to reduce the incidence of death from heart disease in Jamaica, while educating and screening the nation on cardiovascular diseases and its prevention.
For the past 4 years The Heart Foundation of Jamaica has been the recipient of a donation from the Florida Florida based website, Jamaicans.com. The donation is made in the memory of Marcia “Ackeegirl” Davidson A true Jamaican, Marcia was instrumental to the Jamaicans.com website, she was the first moderator and administrator and was active in many other areas. After her death in July 2003 from a long fight with heart disease, the site vowed to make an annual donation to The Heart Foundation of Jamaica in honour of her memory this year the site members have donated J$35,210.00.
Jamaicans.com was launched in December 1995 and now houses the largest online Jamaican community boasting 20,000 registered users and over 1.7million “impressions” per month. Ranked as the No. 1 Website on Jamaica for four years (Source: www.top5jamaica.com). The site provides a Bulletin Board community for Jamaicans and lovers of Jamaicans residing all around the world where they exchange stories among other things. Jamaicans.com offers site visitors travel information personalized e-mail, discussion forums, free home page, Alumni Directory, news and much more.