Dr. James W. Jackson is the founder of C.U.R.E. and the author of Happiest Man in the World: Life Lessons from a Cultural Economist.
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Dr. James W. Jackson often describes himself as, “The Happiest Man in the World.”
Dr. Jackson was working as an international economic consultant in developing nations around the globe when his work led him face-to-face with the needs of the sick and dying. During a trip to Brazil, Dr. Jackson visited a small clinic near Rio de Janeiro. Once inside, he learned that patients were often turned away due to the lack of basic medical supplies and equipment. Jackson was moved to action. He made a promise that he would help provide relief to those people.
Dr. Jackson returned to his home in Evergreen, Colorado, and with the assistance of friends in the medical industry he collected approximately $250,000 worth of medical supplies in his garage in about 30 days time. By personally paying the shipping expenses, Dr. Jackson was able to send an ocean-going cargo container to Brazil. Soon after, he and his wife, Dr. AnnaMarie Jackson, founded the non-profit, humanitarian relief organization, Project C.U.R.E.
From its humble beginnings in the mountains of Colorado, Project C.U.R.E. expanded to other cities across the United States. Currently, the organization maintains large distribution warehouses in Arizona, Colorado, Texas and Tennessee. In addition, Project C.U.R.E. has established many smaller collection centers in other cities around the U.S. where donated items are gathered and then delivered to the distribution warehouses.
Dr. Jackson has devoted the past 25+ years of his life traveling in over 150 countries “delivering health and hope” to the world’s most needy people. Literally thousands of people are alive today as a direct result of the tireless efforts of Project C.U.R.E.’s staff, volunteers and Dr. Jackson.
Currently, Dr. Jackson serves as the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Project C.U.R.E., and is an award-winning author, speaker, humanitarian and cultural economist.