Akumal Comedy Festival Supports the Cruz Roja Tulum
This year, the 3rd Annual Akumal Comedy Festival raised over 95,000 pesos with all proceeds going to support the Red Cross in the Municipalities of Tulum and Playa del Carmen. This contribution is enough to help the Cruz Roja begin the construction of a new training facility, keep two ambulances on the road and provide life-saving assistance to residents of the community and visitors.
The new training facility will allow the Red Cross to train more of the local businesses and members of the community in First Aid. With only one ambulance in the Tulum municipality (which encompasses Akumal), having a wide network of trained emergency first responders to help while that ambulance is on its way will save many more lives. The Red Cross will also be working with local Akumal businesses to provide the community of Akumal with its own dedicated ambulance.
On Wednesday July 16, Akumal Comedy Festival organizers, sponsors and supporters of the were invited to attend the ceremonial laying of the first stone at the Cruz Roja building in Tulum where the new classroom facility will be constructed. This project has been made possible with the money raised by this year’s event. The new teaching facility will be constructed as a second level of the existing structure and will house air-conditioned classroom spaces for first-aid training. The new facility will also be available for rent to local individuals, businesses and community groups to host classes, workshops and other events with proceeds going to support building maintenance, ongoing programs and essential Red Cross services.
Congratulations to the organizers and volunteers of the Akumal Comedy Festival for another well-run and hilarious event. Thank you to all the performers, sponsors and fans for continuing to support this event and raise much-needed funds to benefit our local communities. We are all looking for forward to next year’s event!
If you are interested in helping with the 2015 Akumal Comedy Festival or would like to hear about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Marieke Brown via email info[at]akumalcomedyfestival.com.