Grounds for Health Celebrates 25 Years and Recognizes Co-Founder, Dan Cox


On Thursday, May 5, Grounds for Health (GfH) hosted a celebration in Burlington, VT to mark 25 years of cervical cancer prevention in Latin America and Africa and to recognize co-founder, Dan Cox of Shelburne, VT and Coffee Enterprises. Over 100 people attended at Hula Lakeside, sharing wonderful food and drinks, a short program, slideshow of photos, and music from countries where GfH works, like Ethiopia and Kenya.

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In 1996, Dan Cox and co-founder, Dr. Francis Fote, saw firsthand how women in coffee-growing communities in Mexico were dying of cervical cancer, a preventable disease. Cervical cancer kills one woman every two minutes, and over 90% of those deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries where women do not have access to basic, preventive health services. They decided to act, and what initially started as a volunteer organization has since evolved into a highly respected global health organization, known for being on-the-ground implementers who achieve significant, sustained impact.

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Ellen Starr, Executive Director of Grounds for Health, shares the impressive global impact of the VT-based nonprofit and what inspires her every day.

In its 25 years, Grounds for Health (GfH) has screened over 162,000 women for cervical precancer, treating over 13,500 of them for signs of early disease. By prioritizing local staff and partners, community education, capacity building, and innovative approaches to program design and clinical tools, GfH achieves sustainable, systems-level change in rural and coffee-growing communities globally. Most importantly, the organization ensures that women are treated with respect and compassion, and that families and communities champion and benefit from women living healthy, productive lives.

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People from across VT and as far as Ethiopia listen to Dan Cox and the Grounds for Health team as they share 25 years of stories and inspiration.

To learn more or make a donation, visit www.groundsforhealth.org   

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