Every year, the community surrounding CURE Uganda in Mbale comes together to support the hospital through the CURE Brain Surgery Run fundraiser to support the lifesaving, yet costly, neurosurgeries performed at the hospital.
The fifth annual event also demonstrates how much local Ugandans support the CURE International hospital.
“CURE is a brand name for passion, compassion, for a holistic approach to extending services to those who need it most,” said Angelina Wapakabulo, Uganda’s former Ambassador to Kenya and a longtime CURE Uganda advocate.
So far, the CURE Brain Surgery Run has raised $160 million Shillings ($45,000) to support the free neurological care offered at the hospital.
This year’s run is virtual, allowing runners to complete their runs anytime this week. To kick off this week’s Brain Surgery Run, however, members of the local community got together on Sunday in their green Brain Run T-shirts and running shoes to raise money for pediatric brain surgeries.
CURE Uganda specializes in delivering expert surgical treatments for life-threatening conditions including hydrocephalus, spina bifida, and others. Since opening in 2001, CURE Uganda has emerged as one of Africa’s leading hospitals for the treatment of pediatric neurological conditions, completing over 20,000 brain surgeries. The internationally recognized hospital sees over 7,000 patients a year and conducts over 1,500 neurosurgeries annually.
The hospital also hosts the prestigious CURE Neuro Fellowship Program that attracts surgeons from around the world, including the United States, to learn cutting-edge techniques.
If you would like to show your support for CURE Uganda and stand in solidarity with the children of that country, please consider making a donation here.
About CURE International
CURE International is a Christian nonprofit organization that operates a global network of pediatric surgical hospitals, which serve one of the world’s most marginalized and vulnerable populations – children with disabilities. Patients at CURE hospitals suffer from orthopedic, neurosurgical, and maxillofacial conditions that limit their mobility/functionality and opportunities for education and employment. In addition to world-class clinical service, CURE intentionally ministers to the emotional and spiritual needs of patients in its care and invests in training programs that aim to equip the next generation of health workers and strengthen national health care systems. Since inception, CURE has conducted more than 5.3 million patient visits and 330,000 surgical procedures around the world. For more information, visit https://cure.org/.