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Celebrating Pink October and the Women of Los Cabos

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Since 1997, every year the month of October turns into Pink October, in support of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This cause started as a single 5K Race for Awareness and year by years has grown and finally convert as a global trend, where everyone supports this important cause as well as the Pink October annual campaign.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year, according to the World Health Organization.  One of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, making this the second cause of death among women around the world.  Here in Los Cabos local hospitals support this global campaign, inviting and creating awareness of breast cancer detection, inviting women to make the necessary tests and making special promotions encouraging women to early detection.

Thanks to the strong and committed local community in Los Cabos, there are a lot of local associations and foundations that help people in need.  On this Pink October month we would like to focus on those special associations that help and support women in the most needed communities of Los Cabos:

Sarahuaro A.C.

Sarahuaro was founded in 2005 by two friends from Los Cabos who had a vision of bringing better education to women impacted by poverty. It began with simple classes in life skills and handcrafted work.  Later they obtained the Mexican nonprofit status of Civil Association (A.C.), and thanks to this, the association was able to increase its reach to more local communities.

Sarahuaro team

Sarahuaro team

Mission: The mission of Fundación Sarahuaro is to support temporarily women through educational activities, to develop skills that enable them to improve themselves, their families, and their community.  Today Sarahuaro offers a variety of educational programs for women in San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.  They have added “La Cocina” (The Kitchen) a special program that helps with the health and food security of Sarahuaro women and their children since 2012.

To help or make a special donation or contact them, you can visit: http://www.sarahuaro.org/donate-now/

The Women Wellness Foundation of Los Cabos A.C.

This is a Mexican Civil Association (A.C.) that brings medical care and rehabilitation for women, focusing on breast and cervical cancer for all women with socioeconomic status without access to specialized medical attention.

Los Cabos Wellness Foundation team

Los Cabos Wellness Foundation team

Mission: Bring programs of information, education, and prevention about health care and humanitarian assistance to women and families of all ages in the community of Los Cabos.

To help or make a special donation you can contact them to teresa.wieck@gmail.com or carmenzer@yahoo.com.mx or visit their blog: https://loscaboswomenswellness.wordpress.com/

Por Ti Mujer A.C.

Por Ti Mujer A.C. is a shelter for women and children who have decided not to live anymore in a domestic violence, finding a place of comprehensive rehabilitation achieving their emotional and financial independence, focusing on gender equality and women rights.

Mission:
We are committed to improve the overall situation of women in Los Cabos, based on gender equality, free from violence and human rights association.
To help or make a special donation you can contact them at portimujerac@hotmail.com

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For us at Luxury Villa Collection this is an important issue in Los Cabos local community, and we recognize the great effort that these associations bring to people in need.  If you love Los Cabos and if you’d like to help, please take a moment to see the work of the communities above and support their work.  Any donation makes a difference.  Thank you all.

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