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In October of 2020, Project C.U.R.E. is hosting a one-of-a-kind event that is sure to spark the philanthropist in all of us. A virtual race with one goal in mind: participants will help us run the distance from Project C.U.R.E. International Headquarters Centennial, Colorado to Abidjan Ivory Coast a total of 6,552 miles or 10544.42 kilometers.
You might be asking yourself, do I have to run the entire distance. The answer is simple if you want to! We are encouraging everyone to run, walk, swim, hike, row, wheelchair, or bike the distance of your choosing. It can be a 5k, 10k, half marathon, whatever. Just clock your time and your distance, upload it to our results webpage and see your contribution to our goal. EVERY MILE COUNTS!
All money raised during the week-long challenge will go towards shipping medical supplies and equipment to those in need.
Statistics tell us that over half the world’s population lives on about $5.50 a day. These are people who will work 12 hours sometimes walking with no shoes, working with little to eat, and coming home to houses without power or running water. Half the world’s population. At that rate of poverty, there simply isn’t enough money left for healthcare. So many suffer without medical attention. Doctors don’t have the equipment or supplies to treat their patients. Nurses deliver babies on rudimentary tables, or mothers try to deliver at home on the floor. Babies have no oxygen or incubation. The consequence is that many of these people simply don’t make it.
At the same time, in our country, we have so much that we often waste it. Our hospitals in the U.S. purchase new equipment on a regular schedule, and patients expect that the new technology will constantly be available. We have an abundance of supplies, many of which become obsolete or expired while they are perfectly good, sealed, and useful to treat patients.
With the C.U.R.E. Classic, we aim to fund an entire shipping container full of medical supplies and equipment.
Since 1987, Project C.U.R.E has been delivering life-saving medical equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics throughout the under-resourced world. We are the world’s largest distributor of donated medical relief—touching the lives of children and families in more than 130 countries.
On average, each week Project C.U.R.E. delivers three to five semi-truck-sized containers packed with the medical equipment and supplies so desperately needed by local hospitals and clinics in resource-limited countries... Each year, hundreds of healthcare professionals travel with Project C.U.R.E to provide medical treatment to communities in need and training to those dedicated to serving them.
Project C.U.R.E.’s focus is on building capacity and strengthening healthcare systems to deal with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of all types of diseases including HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, Ebola, and now COVID 19. We also work alongside technical experts in humanitarian and emergency situations to help treat victims of earthquakes and floods and increasing numbers of refugees and internally displaced persons. As the world watches the pain and suffering of those whose lives have been ravaged by conflict and humanitarian disasters, Project C.U.R.E.’s partnerships are bringing support to meet their urgent, basic medical needs and help reconstruct healthcare systems around the world. Project C.U.R.E. is committed to strengthening healthcare systems and bridging the gaps in healthcare. In March 2020, Project C.U.R.E. pivoted its focus to support the tremendous need domestically for PPE and equipment to fight COVID 19 and has provided over $5 million in aid to date.
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