Phoenix, AZ, June 12, 2018

Esperanҫa is proud to announce a $25,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities, the charitable giving arm of the Thunderbirds – hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community, in support of its Health Literacy Programs for At-Risk, Low-Income Latino Children and Adults. Through this generous grant, Esperanҫa will be able to continue its mission to combat obesity, diabetes and poor oral health through evidence-based health literacy and disease management programs. These multi-week, bilingual programs are designed to help educate low income communities about proper nutrition, oral health and the benefits of exercise.

“We are pleased to support Esperança’s efforts in offering Health Literacy Programs for at-risk, low-income Latino children and adults,” said Carlos Sugich, President of Thunderbirds Charities. “They truly are making a difference in our community.”

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Esperanҫa’s mission is to improve health and provide hope for families in the poorest communities of the world through sustainable disease prevention, education and treatment. Esperanҫa works extensively in Phoenix, Nicaragua, Peru, Bolivia and Mozambique.

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Jeri Royce at 602-252-7772; Ext. 103, or email Jeri@Esperanca.org.