Each year, roughly 47,000 women die from unsafe abortions according to The World Health Organization. Currently, some 1.8 million children live with HIV virus. And on any given day, around 20 million people are at risk of starvation in various tormented parts of the world. There are countless other statistics that reveal the desperation, fear and suffering that so many fellow human beings face today.
As citizens of the world, it is our duty to help find a solution for these and other social problems in order to make the world a better place. For me, there’s no greater feeling of satisfaction than knowing I am making a difference by contributing to help solve urgent needs and, more importantly, to make a lasting impact in someone’s life.
As a result, I proudly support a number of charitable organizations and causes. My charity starts close to home, at the Boston chapter of the Boys & Girls Club, a national organization that provides after-school programs for young people to inspire them to reach their full potential; the Pan Mass Challenge, an annual cross-state bicycle ride that raises millions of dollars to fight cancer; Inversant, a grassroots organization aimed at empowering low-income parents to invest in higher education for their children; and Conexión, an initiative dedicated to advancing Latino leadership in the United States.