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Driven to Serve in Appalachia

Long before Wrenn Turpin married our founder, Dr. Jim Turpin, she was a rebel with a cause in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee. Learn more about an important piece of Project Concern International’s early history in this #WaybackWednesday Q&A. Q: How did you first learn about what was originally known as “Project Concern”? In 1973, [...]

By | 2017-10-25T14:27:58+00:00 June 21st, 2017|PCI History, United States|

San Diego Family Beats Cancer Twice

Never bet against Angelica Foster. Staff from Project Concern International (PCI) first met the San Diego mother in 2010. At the time, she was pregnant and raising two children alone—eager to reset her life after a painful separation. “Angelica faced many challenges and barriers, but I believe she had the determination to move on,” said [...]

Loss Drives Latina to Champion Women’s Health

In recognition of National Women’s Health Week, we’re featuring Perla Ledesma (above photo, far right)—a program participant turned staff member who is helping create a culture of prevention in her community. When Perla Ledesma lost three generations of women in her family to cancer, she could have dwelled on asking why. Instead, she focused on how to help. [...]

From Pregnant and Abused to a Community Health Advocate

Marce was pregnant and escaping an abusive relationship when she came to live with her siblings in San Diego. She had been abused throughout her pregnancy and courageously decided to leave her husband and start fresh. Marce visited a community clinic for prenatal visits and was referred to our California Border Healthy Start PLUS Program [...]