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Mass General Brigham supports Bermuda charities

Volunteers from the Boston-based hospital Mass General Brigham donate to The Eliza DoLittle Society and other charities on the island (Photograph supplied)

A Boston hospital made donations to charities on the island over the past several weeks.

Mass General Brigham sent volunteers to participate in the 36th annual End-to-End last month and the Relay for Life that took place last weekend.

Both events helped to raise funds for cancer research and treatment.

Representatives then donated hundreds of fresh oranges, lip balm and sunscreen leftover from the events to The Eliza DoLittle Society and Endeavour.

Kerin Howard, the executive director of global patient services for Mass General Brigham, said: “Over the past decade we have delivered world-leading medical care to thousands of Bermudian patients, working closely with on-island physicians and healthcare partners.

“As part of our commitment to providing the best sub-speciality care off-island, we regularly visit the island and are pleased to have been able to support so many good causes during our last two trips.”

The Eliza DoLittle Society offers bags of food directly to people in need from its pantry in Warwick.

Supplies are purchased and donated from farmers and businesses, and the charity aims to reduce food costs for vulnerable families.

Clare Mello-Robinson, the executive director of The Eliza DoLittle Society, said that the donated oranges helped to support the organisation’s goal of providing “healthy and nutritious solutions to those with food insecurity in Bermuda”.

She added: “As such, we are delighted to have received another donation from Mass General Brigham.

“Fresh fruit is a particular treat for those visiting us.”

Endeavour aims to make sailing experiences accessible to all children while providing them with Stem and arts-centric learning.

Jennifer Pitcher, its executive director, said: “We are very grateful to Mass General Brigham for their donation of reef-safe sunblock for our young sailors.

“With summer just around the corner, we recognise the importance of prioritising sun protection habits, while protecting our island's beautiful reefs and marine life.”

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Published May 14, 2024 at 5:04 pm (Updated May 19, 2024 at 4:41 pm)

Mass General Brigham supports Bermuda charities

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