The Osa Peninsula Lapathon raised Funds for Medical Supplies

The Lapathon 2014 on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica was a great success.  Almost 200 athletes ran 10 kilometers with one conviction:  To raise enough money to donate two gynecological chairs to the health center so women in Puerto Jimenez can have preventive tests and pregnancy check ups.  This was the 6th edition of the race organized by the Lapa Rios Ecolodge.

Medical equipment donated to the Puerto Jimenez heatlh center:  Two gynecological chairs, two printers, two nebulizers and two dopplers.  Health board and community members receiving the donation of Lapathon 2014 from Lapa Rios staff and management.
Medical equipment donated to the Puerto Jimenez heatlh center:  Two gynecological chairs, two printers, two nebulizers and two dopplers.  Health board and community members receiving the donation of Lapathon 2014 from Lapa Rios staff and management.

In early 2015, the money that was raised with the Lapathon was put to work.  The $4,000 that were raised allowed not only to buy the gynecological chairs, but also other medical supplies such as two Doppler, two Nebulizers and  two printers that allow the health center to provide a better service to women and the rest of the population.  This will significantly improve the quality of the medical attention to the community in and around Puerto Jimenez on the remote Osa Peninsula.

Start for the "kids" Lapathon of 3 km.  Not only adults run the Osa Peninsula Jungle Race organized by Lapa Rios Ecolodge.
Start for the “kids” Lapathon of 3 km.  Not only adults run the Osa Peninsula Jungle Race organized by Lapa Rios Ecolodge.

The next Lapathon is coming up soon.  Save the date on June 7th, 2015.  We expect to surpass the funds raised last year.  Interested in more information or signing up for the 10K race. Contact us here.

Lapa Rios Eco Lodge on the Osa Peninsula near Corcovado National Park is part of the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Lodges in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

 

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