The Challenge Gobie Foundation is a charity organization founded by Alan Gobie. Our mission is to assist Belizeans who are in need of medical care but cannot afford it. We are a relatively new organization so we only assist on a small scale. However, we are involved in our first big project at the moment. The Challenge Gobie Foundation's BIG GOAL is to raise One Million Dollars to assist with the construction of a brand new, state-of-the art Children's Intensive Care Unit at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City!!! This is a project being spearheaded by Kim Simplis' Special Envoy for Women and Children in collaboration with Project Cure, KHMH, and the Ministry of Health.
Alan Gobie is the Production Manager at Belize Natural Energy Limited. The idea for the foundation came about in 2007 when Gobie's wife started to lose her battle with cancer. A frequent traveler of the Hummingbird Highway himself, Gobie as he prefers to be called, decided that it would be nice to complete the journey to Big Creek on a Mountain Bike. He would raise funds by asking people to bet on whether he would be able to complete the 130 miles bike ride. Through friends, acquaintances and business partners locally and abroad he was able to raise just under $70,000. That was the start of Challenge Gobie Foundation.
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