A Meaningful Way to Celebrate International Women’s Day

Join Grounds for Health Week March 8–15

This week, registration is open for the inaugural “Grounds for Health Week: Wake up for Farmers’ Health”. The event, which is a week-long fundraising campaign to raise funds for women’s health programs in coffee communities, kicks off on March 8, International Women’s Day. Coffee shops, roasters and retailers are all invited to join the effort to give back to the women farmers.

Every two minutes, a woman dies from cervical cancer, an entirely preventable disease. In coffee growing communities, these women provide 70% of the labor picking and sorting coffee beans while also taking care of their families and communities. Without them, the specialty coffee industry wouldn’t exist.

Join today! Grounds for Health will provide coffee retailers & roasters with marketing materials (signs, bunting, buttons) to engage consumers and show your commitment to coffee farmers and women’s health. Each company can choose how to fundraise that week, for example through percentage of sales, co-branded products, an event or customer donations. Visit https://groundsforhealth.org/gfhweek/ to learn more and register today. Registration closes February 15.

About Grounds for Health
Grounds for Health (GfH) is an international non-profit based in Williston, VT with the mission to prevent cervical cancer in coffee communities. The organization has over 26 years’ experience partnering with the coffee industry as well as with global and local health partners to implement high quality, locally-based screen and treat programs for women. To date, over 210,000 women have been screened and 17,000 treated to prevent cervical cancer. In 2022, GfH introduced the innovative screening technique of HPV self-sampling, allowing women from remote settings to experience high quality healthcare without requiring a clinic visit. To learn more about Grounds for Health, visit www.groundsforhealth.org or follow the organization on social media @groundsforhealth

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