Here at CURE we’re coming up to the 2 week mark of our 1 Child Challenge campaign! So far, we’ve had well over 200 people take the challenge by following 1 child through life changing surgery and sharing that child’s story with 1 friend! We weren’t sure what to expect when we started the campaign, but we’ve been blessed with the power and support behind it!
What’s more, the message of the 1 Child Challenge has been reverberating across campus at the University of Georgia! We wanted to publicly thank the efforts of the CURE volunteer team at UGA for the commitment and passion they have for CURE.
The CURE team at UGA formed in 2010 under the leadership of Katie Spell and Katherine Adams. Katherine initial started the organization after visiting a CURE hospital in the Dominican Republic. Their unique combination of motivational and organizational skills lead them to hold a festival to raise CURE awareness in fall of 2010 on the UGA campus. They also supported the efforts of a local high school to throw a successful “Dance for Kids Who Can’t” event to benefit CURE. Ever since, CURE at UGA has been growing rapidly.
CURE UGA added some additional top notch talent at one of its regular meetings early this year. Almost by chance, Cole Phillips was walking by and was intrigued by the story of what he heard. Combined with his existing passion for Africa he stopped and attended the meeting. He was inspired by the excitement and drive within the CURE UGA team. Shortly thereafter, he joined the team and was placed in charge of many of CURE UGA’s outward facing activities.
Right now, the team is engaged with CURE’s 1 Child Challenge campaign. The team has gotten dozens of their classmates to take the challenge and asked them to post details of the challenge on their Facebook pages and Twitter as well as spreading the message by word of mouth!
The Future of CURE UGA
Recently we asked the UGA team why they felt compelled to join with CURE. Their response was simple: with CURE they felt they were making a difference for people, not only now, but for eternity as well. This spring UGA will host a “Spring Shack” event featuring a live band, swing dancing and FREE Chick-fil-A to raise money and awareness for CURE.
Here at the CURE HQ we are very excited that university students are beginning to take notice of CURE. Students have begun to realize that sometimes their most valuable asset isn’t their wallet but their voice. Keep up the good work UGA; we’ll be in touch!