Raleigh-based global nonprofit Curamericas Global has raised more than $320,000 as part of its 2018 Mom-a-thon fundraiser. The goal of the “virtual race” was to raise funds to provide life-saving medical care for women and children across the globe. The funds from this year’s campaign will impact more than 11,000 families with little access to health care and education.
Curamericas Global’s Mom-a-thon fundraiser first started in 2016. Since then, the annual event has raised more than $776,000, providing support to more than 27,000 families around the world. Mom-a-thon is a virtual twist on the traditional marathon race. Each participant is asked to contribute at least $28 – one dollar for each mile of a marathon. It may not seem like a large sum, but $28 can provide comprehensive care for one mom and her family for an entire year.
“We are so humbled by the support we’ve received as part of this year’s Mom-a-thon,” said Andrew Herrera, Executive Director of Curamericas Global. “Without the support of more than 200 unique donors, including local businesses, churches, and individuals, we would not be able to complete the important work that we do both at home and around the globe.”
Curamericas Global aims to impact the health and well-being of women and children by creating culturally acceptable, sustainable health care centers and programs across the world. Funds from this year’s Mom-a-thon will help provide access to basic health care services and education in communities right here in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and around the globe from Guatemala to Kenya as part of the organization’s ongoing programs.
Contact: Katie Parker