Cozumel Chrysalis Group

Cozumel Chrysalis Group To Hold 6th Annual 5K Walk/Run

This Sunday February 25th….

Photos Courtesy of The Cozumel Chrysalis Group

On February 25th, Chrysalis is holding their sixth annual 5k Walk/Run. It will be a fun event with t-shirts for the participants and great prizes for the top finishers. Many of you will not be on the island to participate, but you can support this event from afar by sponsoring a youth athlete who would not be able to participate without your help. Just $10 allows a young runner to be a part of the fun. Please be generous and support as many as you can. For your convenience, a donation page has been created, allowing you to show your support for the children of Cozumel from wherever you are.


The Cozumel Chrysalis Group has been near and dear to my heart for the almost 20 years I’ve lived on this very

Photo Courtesy of Chrysalis Cozumel

special island. Chrysalis was established in 1995, giving scholarships to Cozumel students in primary through high school. Although students attend public school, they still must purchase uniforms, shoes and school supplies. For so many families in Cozumel, these expenses are a significant hardship and determine the difference between continuing education and dropping out to help support the family.


In order to break the cycle of poverty for these students, it is imperative that they be encouraged and supported to continue their education!


Chrysalis began with just a handful of volunteers and 10 scholarship recipients. Now we are proud to be supporting 350 students, but there are countless more that still need our help. As this need grows, so does our commitment to the children of Cozumel. Chrysalis is very grateful to local sponsors and island visitors whose contributions allow us to maintain support for our current students. Because of increased need, Chrysalis is holding an event to raise additional funds.



Your donation of any size is greatly appreciated. Please visit the donation page here:

Photos Courtesy of The Cozumel Chrysalis Group


Your help and support are greatly appreciated by the children of Cozumel and all the Chrysalis volunteers.

Thank you.


Event Coordinator

El grupo Chrysalis Cozumel realiza la 6ª.  Caminata/Carrera 5k

Este domingo 25 de Febrero. . .

El 25 de febrero, Chrysalis realiza su sexta Caminata/Carrera 5K. Será un evento divertido; con camisetas para los participantes y grandes premios para los primeros lugares. Muchos de ustedes no estarán en la Isla para participar, pero pueden apoyar al evento desde lejos patrocinando a un joven atleta, que, sin su ayuda, no le sería posible participar. Tan sólo $10 permiten que un joven atleta sea parte de la diversión. Por favor sea generoso y de su apoyo a tantos como le sea posible. Para su comodidad, se ha creado una página de donativos que le permite mostrar el apoyo que usted brinda a los niños de Cozumel desde donde usted se encuentre.


Desde hace casi 20 años que he vivido en esta Isla tan especial, me he mantenido cerda del querido grupo Chrysalis Cozumel.  Chrysalis fue creado en el año 1995 dando becas a los estudiantes de primaria a preparatoria. A pesar de que los estudiantes asisten a escuelas públicas, necesitan comprar uniformes, zapatos y útiles escolares. Para muchas familias en Cozumel, estos gastos representan gastos considerables y determinan la diferencia entre continuar la educación o abandonarla para ayudar con los gastos de la familia.


Con el objeto de romper con el ciclo de pobreza en el que viven estos estudiantes, ¡es imperativo motivarlos y ayudarlos para que continúen con su educación!


Chrysalis inició con un puñado de voluntarios y 10 beneficiarios de becas. Ahora nos enorgullece apoyar a 350 estudiantes; sin embargo, hay innumerables que aún requieren nuestra ayuda. Conforme la necesidad crece, también crece nuestro compromiso hacia los niños de Cozumel. Chrysalis agradece a los patrocinadores locales y a los visitantes de la Isla cuyas aportaciones nos permiten mantener el apoyo para nuestros estudiantes actuales. Debido a las crecientes necesidades, Chrysalis realiza un evento para reunir fondos adicionales.


Sin importar la cantidad de su donativo, este será sumamente agradecido. Por favor visite la página de donativos:

Photo Courtesy of M&J Photography



Los niños de Cozumel y el grupo de voluntarios de Chrysalis agradecen su ayuda y apoyo.



Coordinadora del Grupo


Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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