Project Managers: Mike Edwards and Cindy Thomson
MexMission (in Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta) has two main programs: “Laughter Therapy” (“Riso terapia” in Spanish) for young cancer patients, and providing assistance to orphanages operated by Madre Ines, known as the “Mother Teresa of Mexico City” for her work with orphans and street children.
While researchers diligently look for a cure for cancer, MexMission helps make the existence of those kids who suffer from the disease bearable and joyful.
On the orphanage and street children front, MexMission restocks various locations with 5 tons of wholesome food, beverages, milk products and clothes each week.
Prior to working in Mexico, project managers Mike Edwards and Cindy Thomson oversaw a FCF project in the Washington DC area, and through their Milk for Many project, they distributed 150 tons of milk a year to Metro DC’s sheltered community, and as a result they were awarded the "Freedom Works Award" from Congressman Dick Armey.
MexMission was created with the relocation of their work, complete with a MexMission music group which does benefit performances in the poor barrios and orphanages.
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