Project C.U.R.E. Partners with Carlos Gonzalez to Aid Venezuela
Popular Colorado Rockies outfielder, Carlos Gonzalez, and his wife, Indonesia brought together fellow Rockies players and their families to help pack a 40-foot container of medical supplies and equipment at Project C.U.R.E. destined for the Sinamaica Hospital in North Central Venezuela. This “CarGo for Cargo” event illustrates Gonzalez’s commitment to improve medical conditions for thousands of people in his native Venezuela, in partnership with Project C.U.R.E. and the Colorado Rockies Charities. Project C.U.R.E. is the largest supplier of life-saving medical equipment to developing nations around the globe. “CarGo,” a two time All-Star player and Silver Slugger award winner was eager to celebrate his Venezuelan heritage in the comradery of other Rockies players who dined on his favorite native arepas compliments of Arepas House restaurant. The gathering delivered health and hope to Venezuela by filling the 40-foot container with life-saving medical supplies.
Nearly $500,000 of medical supplies were delivered to Sinamaica Hospital in North Central Venezuela and hundreds of patients were in line for treatment as the supplies arrived. Venezuela is experiencing massive shortages of medical supplies – causing critical procedures to be canceled and forcing patients to create their own makeshift supplies in order to be treated. The provision of these medical supplies and equipment will be lifesaving for the recipients.