PROJECT C.U.R.E. was founded in 1987 by James Jackson. Dr. Jackson was working as an international economic consultant in developing nations around the globe when his work led him face to face with the needs of the sick and dying. During a trip to Brazil, Dr. Jackson visited a small clinic near Rio de Janeiro. Once inside, he learned that patients were often turned away due to the lack of basic medical supplies and equipment. Jackson was moved to action. He made a promise that he would help provide relief to those people.
PROJECT C.U.R.E. has reached the medically underserved in more than 120 countries around the world. With the help of many that have the same passion and commitment to helping those around the world, PROJECT C.U.R.E. continues to Deliver Health and Hope to the World.
Pathways will partner with Project C.U.R.E to make Kits for Kids. Hygiene products and basic “medicine chest” items are often scarce in the developing world. If a child gets hurt, families might have to travel a long distance by bicycle, bus or even on foot to receive care at the nearest hospital or medical clinic.
Working with pediatricians and nurses, PROJECT C.U.R.E.’s Kits for Kids program provides parents in developing nations with everything they need to help treat their child’s symptoms and illnesses. This small but powerful package contains items such as soap, hand sanitizer, pain reliever, adhesive bandages, and bug bite lotion. You also have the opportunity to include a solar light bulb to help prevent respiratory illness and painful burns from kerosene use.
For the month of March, Pathways will collect items for the kits. Items needed are:
- Ibuprofen or acetaminophen (regular adult strength, solid capsules)
- *Antibiotic ointment (i.e. Neosporin)
- *Box of adhesive bandages
- *Hand sanitizer/wipes
- *Bar Soap
- *1% cortisone cream
- Dressing tape
- Comb or brush
- Travel size facial tissues
- Lice shampoo (i.e. Nix, RID, or a generic brand that contains pyrethrum)
- Bug bite lotion
- Body soap or wash
- Safety pins
- Burn ointment
- Blunt scissors
- Elastic bandage
- Antibacterial soap
- Sunscreen lotion
On April 7th is World Health day. Pathways will come together at 12:30 downstairs in the ballroom to assemble Kits for Kids.
On October 4, 2010, President Obama proclaimed Child Health Day to reaffirm the critical importance of quality health care, nutritious foods, clean air and water, and safe communities our kids need to grow into strong and active adults. Pathways will host another Kit assembly as well!