Last month, the CURE Dominican Republic hospital conducted its first annual fundraiser, a 5K run/walk called “Muleton” (which means “the big crutch”).
The event benefited people with disabilities in Haiti who were affected by the earthquake. The proceeds will fund surgeries and provide for the purchase of prostheses, crutches, wheelchairs and orthopedic equipment.
The 5K run/walk took place at a park in Santo Domingo and attracted participants of all ages and abilities. There was also a family fun area with clowns, face painting and games.
You can see a photo montage of the event here. (Note: The introduction is in Spanish.)