JACKSONVILLE SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION TO HOST NELSON MANDELA
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 16, 2014 –The City of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Sister Cities Association (JSCA) will celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela by sponsoring a fundraising banquet in support of health programs for the citizens of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in South Africa, as well as the Mandela Memorial in Washington, D.C. South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool will be the keynote speaker at the event.
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 21
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 E. Coastline Dr. -- 32202
COST: $75 per person
Jacksonville has been twinned with Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM), South Africa since 2000, and is the only city in the United States to share a Sister City relationship with NMBM.
In October 2004, a JSCA outbound delegation delivered wheelchairs to 240 disabled Municipality citizens, including children. From 2009 to 2013, JSCA administered a grant from the Gates Foundation to aid in the purchase of a Mobile Medical Clinic and the renovation of several elementary schools’ lavatories. A portion of the ticket price will be used to purchase medicines and supplies for the Mobile Clinic and help continue JSCA’s humanitarian aid efforts to the region.
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