'I am grateful to be able to contribute to this important cause and to, somehow, ease the difficulties of some Dominican families affected by this disease,' says Ricardo Jacobo.
El Seibo, Dominican Republic (PRWEB) June 27, 2014
On May 24th 2014, the Dominican General Contractor, Ricardo Jacobo, made a generous donation of 100,000 Dominican pesos to the Un Paso Por La Vida Foundation as part of the Teleradio Marathon, One Million or More, organized with the purpose of benefiting people diagnosed with cancer.
"Cancer is a disease that we all are exposed to. To fight it is extremely expensive and unfortunately many people cannot receive the necessary treatment due to the lack of resources. I am grateful to be able to contribute to this important cause and to, somehow, ease the difficulties of some Dominican families affected by this disease," says Ricardo Jacobo.
Jenny Sanchez, President of Un Paso Por la Vida, accompanied by Father Antonio Villavicencio, Pastor of the Church San Juan Bautista, received the donation. During the delivery, the Institution’s representatives discussed the results of the Marathon that raised over two million Dominican pesos.
The foundation Un Paso Por la Vida was established in 2011 by Father Antonio Villavicencio Martinez’s initiative. His objective was to create a committee to help underprivileged people diagnosed with cancer in the city of El Seibo. Thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers, the organization has developed several programs in order to provide visibility to the cause.
Ricardo Jacobo, President of Constructora Jacobo, is a renowned Dominican General Contractor in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Ricardo Jacobo actively participated in the public administration as an Assistant General Manager for Banco Nacional de la Vivienda (BNV) and later as an Executive Director for Instituto de Estabilización de Precios (INESPRE), where he was recognized for providing great contributions to different sectors.
Jacobo is very committed to the community through the Ricardo Jacobo Foundation. He has been dedicated to raise funds to contribute to causes related to the Dominican childhood and other institutions, such as Hogares Crea Dominicana.
About Ricardo Jacobo
CEO of Constructora Jacobo, located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He has over 19 years of experience in the construction field of the Dominican Republic, providing great contributions to the industry. Jacobo has also been active in the public administration. In 2004, he worked as an Assistant General Manager for Banco Nacional de la Vivienda (and in 2008, by decree of the former President of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Leonel Fernández, served as Executive Director for Instituto de Estabilización de Precios [INESPRE] ). Furthermore, through the Ricardo Jacobo Foundation, he has been able to raise funds to contribute to causes related to the Dominican childhood, and collaborate with other institutions such as Hogares Crea Dominicana. The entrepreneur has been recognized by the Asociación de Mayoristas de la Provincia de Santiago and Centro de Desarrollo Forestal y Agropecuario (CEDAF) for the work done by INESPRE, regarding contributions and achievements offered to these regions. Jacobo holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) and a master in Marketing and Political Strategic Communication from the University of Salamanca, Spain.
About Un Paso por la Vida
Nonprofit institution founded in 2011 by Father Antonio Villavicencio Martinez initiative, pastor of the San Juan Bautista Church with the goal of providing psychological, spiritual, educational and economic support to underpriviledged people diagnosed with cancer. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of the patients through donations and education.