Friends of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica was formed in 1980 by a group of Jamaicans who were concerned about the plight of fellow Jamaicans who were unable to access health care due to costs and other constraints. This group liaised with the Heart foundation of Jamaica and started fundraising to supply that organisation with medical equipment and supplies. With the help of the British heart foundation charitable status was obtained in 1984.
Since our inception we have supplied the Heart foundation of Jamaica with numerous amounts of medical equipment, for example ; ECG Machines, Stethoscopes , Heart monitors and 24hr blood pressure machines . We have also supplied four vehicles. These vehicles are used to travel the island offering screening and assessment for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, anaemia, blood cholesterol levels. Since 2000, we have also supported their health education project by donating funds towards the salary of the health education officer. Find out a bit more about the HFJ here.
We hold a number of fundraising events throughout the year.
Our events have enabled us to assist not only the Heart Foundation of Jamaica but a number of initiatives, for example; Chain of Hope, Community Based Rehabilitation Jamaica, Hurricane Fund, Haiti Appeal, African Famine Appeal Kenyan branch of the world march of women, Mission Zambia, to name a few.