Management of Awake Purified Drinking Water, another product of the Kasapreko Company Limited has donated GHC 120, 000 to the Korle-Bu Cardiothoracic Center.
The amount is accrued from a one pesewa (1p) deduction of every Awake Bottled Water bought for a period of three months being a quarterly initiative.
The money is to help fight cardiovascular diseases such as hole –in- heart conditions and other as well alleviating frustrations the Centre goes through in taking care of patients, particularly children.
And as part of activities to create awareness of their support, a health walk was staged from the Head Office of Kasapreko through the principal streets of Accra to the Cardiothoracic Center as a prelude to the donation.
They also launched the " Heart Awake Human Chain" on the eve of the Valentine's Day celebration, an initiative earmarked to help the vulnerable in society and show love to people.
Speaking about the rationale behind the whole initiative, Managing Director of Kasapreko Company Limited, Richard Adjei, noted that Awake Water has achieved many milestones in these few years of its existence.
And that Awake Water gives life likewise the heart, therefore, it's just acceptable they associate with the Centre.
Management of the Awake Purified Water for the past two years has in all donated close to GHC 470,000 to Korle-Bu Cardiothoracic Center.
And the GHC 120, 000 is just in fulfillment of the quarterly pledge they made to the Center. It is for the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2017.
Receiving the Cheque on behalf of the Center, Director of the National Cardiothoracic Centre, Dr. Lawrence Agyeman Sereboe commended Kasapreko and Awake Purified Water for their commitment to their pledge.
He assured that the money shall be used judiciously to give a better life and longer life expectancy to their patients. Aside, details of how it will be spent shall be made available to the donors as usual, he noted.
He also made an appeal to the business environment and benevolent individuals to extend a helping hand to them as done by Awake Purified Water.
However, Dr. Lawrence Agyemang Sereboe cautioned the lifestyle of citizens as most of the cardiovascular diseases are acquired through how we live our lives. And that
Ghana’s prevalent rate needs to be checked. WHO reveals that by 2025, more than 32 million people would die from cardiovascular diseases annually.
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