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From food packing events and Civics Day presentations involving drawing competitions and singing, to a lantern parade in celebration of Guatemalan Independence Day, SewHope is having a busy fall! Our US based team will be in Peten in November, during which time our students will have physical and eye exams and cell biology lessons, learn origami, and play chess! In addition to seeing patients in our clinic, our cervical cancer prevention team will hold 5 jornadas throughout the area, and expect to screen 1000 women.
By Maya May on October 23, 2022
on WTOL 11
SYLVANIA, Ohio — More than 200 runners and walkers laced up their shoes and enjoyed the warmth for the annual Falling Leaves 8 miler and 5K at Secor Metropark on Sunday.
The race is put on by the Toledo Road Runner Club with all money raised going to help Guatemalan communities in need.
The Road Runners Club partnered with Second Sole and local non-profit SewHope. The organizers are making sure the money goes to a good place...
CERVICAL CANCER is not often an issue among American women because of preventive medicine, but women in other parts of the world are not as fortunate. Dr. Anne Ruch of Ottawa Hills learned that firsthand in her initial trips to Guatemala.
Those trips laid the groundwork for an involvement in that Central American country by the nonprofit she founded, SewHope, which has evolved far beyond its original goal of preventing cervical cancer. Today, the people in that remote area are working toward having access to sustainable food production, clean water, education, health care—and the possibility of a healthy life and a promising future... (READ MORE)
By Dennis Bova on Monday, March 28, 2022
in Healthy Living News
By Vincent Lucarelli / The Blade- Mar 08, 2022
After she began taking church trips to Guatemala in 1998, Anne Ruch began to notice some things in the country that needed to be changed.
“You get down there and see the poverty, and it’s just overwhelming,” Dr. Ruch, a practicing OB-GYN at Compassion Health in South Toledo, said on Monday. “I figured I’m a doctor so I can do these short-term medical mission trips.”
Eventually, Dr. Ruch realized her short-term trips were not having the long-term desired effect she wanted, which led her and her husband in 2007 to create SewHope, a nonprofit established with the goal of alleviating poverty through healthcare and education in the Central American nation.
The establishment of a school in Guatemala was always the zenith of SewHope’s mission... (READ MORE)
Nearly 300 people donated their time to package meals for families who are on the brink of starvation.
TOLEDO, Ohio — Each day, more people around the globe are faced with food insecurity. In Toledo, one in five children does not know where their next meal will come from.
But, thousands of families will be able to get another meal, thanks to some local volunteers and a community food build held at St. John's Jesuit High School in south Toledo.
The food packing event was held by SewHope, in partnership with Kids Coalition Against Hunger... (READ MORE)
By Caylee Kirby, November 13, 2021
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