On Monday, May 23, the Burlington Free Press ran an article that highlights non-profit Grounds for Health and its work preventing cervical cancer in coffee-growing countries.
In the article, author Dan D’Ambrosio describes Coffee Enterprises President Dan Cox co-founding of the non-profit organization, and emphasizes the important role Grounds for Health plays in coffee-growing communities:
Fifteen years after Cox and Fote launched their clinic in Pochutla, Grounds for Health has directly screened 20,000 women for cervical cancer and has trained more than 250 nurses and doctors in the techniques required. The nonprofit is now working with nine coffee co-ops in Mexico, Nicaragua and Tanzania, the African nation having the dubious distinction of the highest rate of cervical cancer in the world, Burns said.
This cannot be understated, says Cox: “While I was delighted by the article, I felt too much attention was given to Doc Fote and myself as founders. For us, I believe the attention goes first to the staff and the many, many volunteers that make this cause effective. Doc and I lit the spark, but the Grounds for Health staff keeps it going and improving. The women in coffee-producing countries are the reason for our being.”
Read the full Burlington Free Press article HERE.