Today Jaime will be sharing a Guest Post with us! Run 10 Feed 10, is an incredible campaign-if you are interested in running a 10K with me in October for this please let me know. This is a great cause and I’m excited to be a part of it and to read all about it from Jaime! Please give her some love in the comments or follow her on Twitter @JLD2282.
Run. Influence. Change the world with Run 10 Feed 10.
Think about the last time you said, “I’m starving.” Were you (really)? Think about what it feels like to be hungry. Think about what it feels like to run. Hungry=negative, painful empty tummy. Running=positive, energized body. Do you do both? I don’t, but I have that choice. I also have the choice to counter the negative (hunger) with the positive (running) by participating in Run 10 Feed 10.
What’s all the hype about? Millions (like 50 million) people or more are hungry. 17 million of those people are children. Children! In the US, 1 in 6 American children are wondering when they will get their next meal. Think about six kids who you know; yup, one of them might be the victim of hunger, which may impact their growth, strength and ability to learn. NO! These children are our future. These children may care for us when we’re old. So stand up, lace up those sneakers and help our future Americans while we still have the power to take action! Help them get fed. Help them not worry about food.
Yes, you! That’s right join the Run 10 Feed 10 initiative with Women’s Health and the FEED Foundation to fight domestic hunger. I know, you’re asking what that even means. Well, it’s as simple as lacing up your sneakers. By running a 10k at one of the seven events throughout the United States (or you can even sign up to run your own), you provide meals to ten people in your community. Hunger is a global problem, but a solvable one.
Want to know more about the FEED Foundation? The FEED foundation is an organization started by Lauren Bush Lauren, grand-daughter of former President George W. Bush and wife of David Lauren. The FEED foundation is dedicated to the mission of providing meals for people throughout the globe. Even in America, there is a hunger problem. 1 in 5 children do not know where their next meal is coming from. As of 2011, the FEED foundation has provided 60 million free meals to children around the globe through their FEED Projects which includes partnerships with companies like Target, Disney, DKNY, and more. Women’s Health is super proud to work with an organization like FEED. The money you raise goes directly to a local charity in your hometown filtered through the foundation.
I, Women’s Health and the FEED Foundation need your help. It’s as simple as registering online.
Register at www.run10feed10.com
Races and fun runs will occur in September and October of 2013 throughout the U.S.
The flagship event in NYC is this Saturday, September 22nd.
Runs are open to women and men, 18+.
Not a runner? No problem, we got you. Participate today by donating to the cause.
Women’s Health and their Action Heroes goal is to raise one million meals for people across the U.S. Sounds like a hefty challenge, but we succeeded last year and hope to do so again. We’re currently at 731,080 meals! According to the FEED Foundation website, $15 will provide $100 meals and $45 will feed a family of Four for an entire month. Awesome! Can you help? How about putting those weekly coffees on hold, skip happy hour one night or that 3pm craving and donate to a Women’s Health Action hero.
What are you waiting for? Changing the world is just a few clicks and steps away.
Jaime, WH Boston Action Hero