Hero Caribbean MotoCorp supports Cancer Institute via CPL promotion
As part of its second anniversary in Guyana, Hero Caribbean MotoCorp on Monday made a monetary contribution to the Cancer Institute of Guyana.
At a simple but significant ceremony at the Cancer Institute of Guyana on Lamaha Street, Hero Country Manager Deon Williams presented a cheque valued US$1500 to Medical Director of the Institute, Dr Sayan Chakraborty in the presence of Coordinator Monette Harry and Accountant Kamla Mohan.
The funds were garnered from a raffle that was on sale during the Guyana leg of the Hero Caribbean Premier League 2019. Williams said the overwhelming support and generosity of Guyanese allowed Hero to contribute to a worthy cause.
“We know and we’re confident this (donation) will be put to good use,” Williams said.
Dr Chakraborty noted, “We will definitely make good use of this because we find there is a huge number of people who need screening and investigation and are unable to do those because of financial constraints. This donation and generosity to the Cancer Institute will help to save a lot more lives.”
Meanwhile, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed globally in October, the Cancer Institute has planned a number of activities to raise awareness and edify the public on the epidemic.
Coordinator Harry, in expressing gratitude to Hero, highlighted that an Awareness Walk in partnership with Digicel and Oasis Water on October 20 in Georgetown, a vigil on October 25 in collaboration with Giving Hope Foundation at the Square of the Revolution and a screening exercise at Hard Rock Café at MovieTowne on October 26 are among the major events planned for the month.
At the raffle drawing, which took place live during the first Play-off game of CPL 2019 on Sunday last, Mohamed Shahab Rasool of the West Demerara village of Malgre Tout, emerged winner of a spanking new Hero Hunk motorcycle.
Although he’s elated to win, Rasool said his primary intention when he bought the ticket in early September was to support Hero and the Cancer Institute’s fight against the disease.
“It feels great to win, but I didn’t expect to win. First time I ever win something,” Rasool said. “I wasn’t too sure (when I got the call) because there’s lots of prank calls, and it take a while before I believe, and then my wife overheard it on the television also.”
The raffle was held in partnership with Rose Ramdehol Auto Sales, the local dealer for Hero MotoCorp.