Caleb’s Corner Charities (CCC) will be organizing their 2nd annual 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk at the Alice B. McCullough Field at Montgomery and the 8th St. Laurel,MD.
Afua Addo-Abedi is Founder of CCC, she spoke to TheAfricanDream.net from the Washington DC area where she said this year’s 5k run and 1 mile walk will begin at 8AM on October 7th 2017 and is expected to attract a decent crowd: “last year’s maiden edition was great, I was personally humbled and impressed by the attendance. It gave me hope for this year and our goal is to attract more participants and donors” said the US based practicing clinical pharmacist.
CCC is a US registered nonprofit charity organization with a vision to foster sustainable health care and educational centers in impoverished communities. Owing to the Founder’s Ghanaian heritage, the organization is primarily focusing on regions in Ghana where access to basic health care facilities and personnel are absent or inadequate.
Caleb’s Corner Charities Vision
Efforts of the CCC through their annual walks and runs and other awareness creation and fund raising activities have enabled them donate to the Korle-Bu Breast Clinic in the capital city of Accra, a traditional birth attendant (TBA) situated in the Danladi District in Nwanta North, Volta Region and the Kasoa Polyclinic’s Maternal Unit in Kasoa, all Ghanaian based healthcare providers.
The nonprofit institution is presently raising funds to build a small and safe space for the traditional birth attendant in the Danladi District, groundbreaking for it is expected to begin April 2017. CCC tells TheAfricanDream.net that this project has become a priority because the traditional birth attendant currently delivers babies on the bare ground.
“God has been kind to this traditional birth attendant so far, but we can’t continue to let this style of childbearing continue in 2017, we can’t solve this problem and others like it entirely, but we can hopefully, through our little effort, create the needed awareness to encourage others to join charities like ours to improve and support healthcare delivery in Ghana” the CCC Founder said.
How Caleb’s Corner Charities funds projects
As part of their future ambitions, CCC plans to donate delivery sets to the Maternal Unit at the Kasoa Polyclinic in January 2018 and they are also calling on persons and institutions based in the US, Ghana and globally to join their efforts to do more in Ghana and eventually across Africa.
Proceeds from the October 7 event will go toward projects that CCC is pursuing. Participants can register here or click here. For those who cannot participate in person, they are encouraged to donate or spread the word about the work of this nonprofit as a way of supporting their cause.
Find out more about the Caleb’s Corner Charities by visiting www.calebscorner.org
Source: Oral Ofori / TheAfricanDream.net