New York Based Caribbean Health Awareness Group To Host Benefit Awards

BENEFIT FOR CARIBBEAN MEDICAL AID

Easing the pain and suffering of Caribbean Americans affected by HIV/AIDS is the goal of the Caribbean American Outreach Association, which is holding its annual fund-raising, dinner-dance and awards ceremony on Nov. 9 in Queens, New York.

The affair, which will be held at the Hilton Hotel-JFK International Airport, also features a fashion show and a raffle.

This year’s benefit will aid the Mustard Seed Community’s Dare to Care HIV/AIDS Program in Jamaica, the CAOA scholarship fund and the group’s 2014 medical mission to the Caribbean.

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CARIBBEAN AMERICAN OUTREACH ASSOCIATION

In Red Hills, Jamaica, residents of all ages (above and below) turned out for the June 2013 medical mission conducted with assistance from the New York-based Caribbean American Outreach Association. 

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Honorees for the benefit include Dr. Fenton Ferguson, minister of Jamaica’s Ministry of Health; Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill executive Omar Hawthorne; nurse Jacqueline Jacobs of the Case Management Patient Care Advocacy Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Dr. Stanely Edward Mathews; Conrad Ifill of Conrad’s Bakery; Hyacinth Simms of Simms Tax Services; Pastor Terry Lee of the Byway and Hedges Youth for Christ Ministries and Claudette Powell, president of the Caribbean Nurses Association.

In June, 2013, the 11-year-old Caribbean American Outreach Assocation helped sponsor medical mission to Red Hills, Jamaica, providing an array of medical services to area residents.

For information, call CAOA President Jean Hamilton at (347) 500-4551 or send email to caoainc@yahoo.com.

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