Project C.U.R.E.

 

Project Cure

In 1987, international economic consultant Dr. James Jackson was appalled by the lack of hospital equipment available for Brazilians, especially due to the fact that patients were often denied treatment because of a dearth of supplies. Vowing to help people like the patients of Rio de Janeiro, Dr. Jackson raised $250,000 with the help of several friends in the medical industry to buy medical equipment and send it to Brazil, using money from his own pockets to cover the cost of shipping.

From Dr. James Jackson, his son Douglas, and a few Americans, Project C.U.R.E has expanded into a global initiative with 17 collection centers inside the United States and hundreds of volunteers and professionals lending their hands or their knowledge of supply chain management or logistics to help over 130 countries around the world.

To find out more about Project C.U.R.E., visit their website here.