Cozumel Chrysalis Group

Cozumel Chrysalis Group

Chrysalis Third Annual Chrysalis 5k Fun Run/Walk: Sunday March 8th

� by Sally “Amethyst” Hurwitch

Chrysalis is proud to announce the Third Annual Chrysalis 5k Fun Run/Walk, to be held Sunday, March 8th. Registration from 7am-8am, race starts at 8am. Entry fee of 150 pesos will include a t-shirt and a raffle ticket. Prizes awarded to the top male and female finishers in 4 age categories, and to the top 3 in the category of “Special Abilities”. Many raffle prizes will also be available. We start at Airport Road and the waterfront (Sedena) racing north to Hotel B and back. All proceeds to benefit the Cozumel Chrysalis Group, helping students in Cozumel reach their full potential through education. Plan to join local Cozumeleños, ex-pats and visiting guests with this great fundraiser!

The Cozumel Chrysalis Group

is a non-profit organization that helps children in Cozumel with the cost of education.  Chrysalis began in 1995 with a few volunteers who provided financial assistance for 10 elementary school students.Thanks to the generosity of locals and visitors, Chrysalis has grown to support approximately 300 students annually in primary, secondary and high schools.The expense of sending a child to public school is a financial hardship for many families in Cozumel.  Chrysalis assists students from these families who show a desire to better their lives through education. Mexican public school students are expected to show up for class in uniform, shoes and with the required school supplies. The support that Chrysalis provides allows them to do just that, so they can focus on learning and achieving their potential.

No money changes hands between Chrysalis and the students’ families, ensuring all assistance provided is used solely for students’ educational needs. Packets of school supplies are provided to sponsored students at the beginning of the school year. Chrysalis contracts with local merchants and pays them for the purchase of shoes and uniforms. Registration fees at the high school level are paid directly to the schools. Chrysalis members work on a strictly volunteer basis and receive no salary.
Chrysalis is fully supported by donations and fundraisers.

If you are interested in more information, please see the Chrysalis website:

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This story originally appeared in the weekly Cozumel 4 You NEWS – the island’s number one source of positive information about our island!  Be sure and subscribe to the weekly NEWS to find out all the island events!

Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 18 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 weeklyCozumel 4 You news,social media, and promotional articles about the island, as well as moderates the Cozumel 4 You Facebook group, which currently has over 25,000 members. Her long suffering husband, Fabian, 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.
Una ex yanqui de Connecticut quien llama hogar a Cozumel desde hace más de 15 años. Laura escapó al Caribe hace años, desplazándose de una isla a otra dando clases de BUCEO. Se dedicó a perder el tiempo en Jamaica y finalmente se detuvo en Cozumel para pasar unas vacaciones de 2 semanas que aún no terminan. Convenciendo a sus padres que pagaran una elegante universidad privada, obtuvo su título en Periodismo y Laura crea semanalmente Cozumel 4You, medios sociales y artículos promocionales sobre la Isla y también es moderadora en el grupo Cozumel 4 You en Facebook que actualmente cuenta con 25,000 miembros. Fabián, s umuy tolerante marido, desde hace mucho tiempo se resignó a no tener vida privada, pues se ha visto implicado en los diversos proyectos y planes que urde Laura. Son orgullosos padres de diversos perros y gatos rescatados. Mientras contempla su paso a través de la vida en el Caribe mexicano,Laura continúa siendo la pesadilla en la existencia de su muy tradicional suegra mexicana.

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