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Ziggy Marley's charitable organization, URGE (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment), recently held its biannual health fair at the Cedella Booker Basic School in Nine Mile, Saint Ann, Jamaica – the birthplace of Ziggy’s father, Bob Marley.

Present at the health fair was a team of 21 physicians, nurses and support staff led by Dr. Bruno Levin of Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles. Along with volunteers and representatives from Tuff Gong International (the Marley family recording label), the health team administered free medical care to those attending the health fair, including the dispensation of over the counter medications.

Also present at the health fair were representatives of the St. Ann’s Health Department, offering immunizations, nutrition information as well as mental health and physical therapy options.

Beside U.R.G.E., the health fair also received sponsorship from the Bob Marley Foundation, the Nine Mile Charitable Foundation, the Arthur Burrowes Center and BM Nine Miles Tour Limited.

According to the Ziggy Marley website: “U.R.G.E. acts to help children. Where there is a lack, U.R.G.E. seeks to make enduring contributions: to improve the communities in which children learn, live and grow, in hopes of nourishing their future.”

To find out more about U.R.G.E. and Ziggy Marley, go to

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