Rotary Club donates to CHORES

The Rotary Club of Grenada on May 12 made a financial donation to The Children’s Health Organisation Relief and Educational Services (CHORES).

ChoresA cheque for EC$3438.50 was presented by the club to Chairperson of Chores, Dr. Beverly Nelson to assist with its Spring 2016 Clinic that was held April 25-29.

Dr. Nelson expressed gratitude to the Club in support of the project.

She indicated that it was not feasible to host this year’s programme at the usual facility, which is currently undergoing construction.

She added that CHOES was “very comfortable” at this year’s venue, the medical suite at the National Athletics Stadium at Queen’s Park.

The medical doctor described the event as “a very rewarding experience” as the CHORES Team completed an amazing record-breaking week.

The cardiology team evaluated 107 patients with 83 Echo’s performed while an additional 235 patients received care in physio, speech and occupational therapy.




Rotary President Terrence Smith said “it was an easy decision for the Rotary Club of Grenada to render support to CHORES for their 2016 clinic”.

“We are happy for the success of this venture … and heartened by the number of children in our community that received the specialised services of the visiting Team”, he added.

Based in Jacksonville, Florida, CHORES is a non-for-profit, health organisation, founded in 1987 to assist in the development of health-related services in cardiology, dental care, biomedical engineering, nursing education and special needs services.

In 1993, a CHORES support group was formed in Grenada to coordinate the activities for the Grenada-chapter.

Through CHORES, several medical professionals have been able to volunteer their time and expertise in p

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Members volunteer in communities, at home and abroad to support Rotary’s six areas of focus: peace and conflict prevention/resolution; disease prevention and treatment; water and sanitation; maternal and child health; basic education & literacy; and economic and community development.

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