Fifty female performers will on Sunday, April 13, open their hearts and offer assistance to other females under the theme ‘Sisters to Sisters’, an all-female mediathon scheduled to start at 1 p.m.
Launched at Women’s Centre Foundation of Jamaica head office on Thursday, March 7, the mediathon aims to empower less fortunate females. Proceeds of the event will go towards building shelters for battered women across the island, and also towards the Women’s Centre Foundation of Jamaica.
The target is $10 million and organisers hope to also raise awareness of significant issues affecting women. Among the confirmed entertainers are: actress Leonie Forbes, singers Marcia Griffiths, Etana, Queen Ifrica, Ce’cile, Tessanne Chin, Cherine Anderson, Nadine Sutherland, dub poet Cherry Natural, as well as the L’Acadco dancers.
During Sunday’s mediathon Jamaica is being encouraged to pledge funds towards the target. The mediathon will be staged at the studios of the Creative Production and Training Centre and will be broadcasted live on various television and radio stations.