The 3rd Annual Cedro Clinic 5K takes place on March 19!
On March 19, residents of Cedro Galán will run in a 5K to promote and celebrate health in their community! Students from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill are spending their Spring Break teaming up with the community to put on the event. The goal of the 5K is to have more than 300 participants and raise $6,000 that will go directly to the sustainability and development of the Cedro Galán clinic, the community's primary care facility.
Who: YOU + the community of Cedro Galán + Manna Project International and UNC-CH students
What: the 3rd Annual Cedro Clinic 5K!
When: Saturday, March 19 at 8 am
Where: Cedro Galán, Nicaragua
Why: to raise $6,000 for health care in CEDRO GALÁN
Can you imagine what it would be like to go to the doctor, only to find 2,699 people waiting in line ahead of you? In Nicaragua, where only 1 doctor exists for every 2,700 people, this scenario isn't far from reality. In a country where 43% of people live on less than $2 per day, the Cedro Clinic is an essential resource for families living in extreme poverty.
“The clinic is very beneficial to my community,” says Lupe, a 37-year-old resident of Cedro Galán. “The race is important to me because it supports the clinic, makes an example of our community, and encourages a healthy lifestyle for me and my family.”
Lupe is a Team Leader for the 5K race. The Team Leaders are 7 women who stepped up in the community to help set goals for the race, recruit running participants and are in a 6-week bootcamp preparing for the 5K.
Be a part of the fun - sponsor one of our teams! With your donation, your selected team will run in your place and donations will go directly to the clinic.