Christina Willcox wrote -
Rockport alumni and friends come together to participate in a family-friendly 5K on May 19th, 2012 - Motif #1 Day! Join us as we support the schools’ health and wellness programs and raise funds to feed malnourished children $11 at a time, through our charity, Edesia.
Edesia is feeding the most vulnerable children of our world. In East Africa alone, 11 million people are at risk of suffering from malnutrition, many of them children. Edesia is working to change these overwhelming statistics one child at a time through nutrient-rich, peanut-pastes – such as Plumpy’nut – that they make in their Providence, Rhode Island factory.
Plumpy'nut is a lifesaving Ready-to-Use Food (RUF) that comes in a small foil sachet that can easily be placed in the tiniest of hands. Plumpy'nut is one of the most effective treatments of severe acute malnutrition. An $11 donation will provide a child with 3 crucial sachets per day... for 11 days. This is a life-saving treatment and a second chance at a healthy life. Ask 11 friends (and their friends... and their friends... and so on and so on...) to donate and we can help feed an entire village... community.... region.... world!
Our goal is to support the health and wellness programs at Rockport schools by participating in their event, to get together with old friends and former classmates for a fun-filled day, AND to each donate $11 and ask 11 friends to do the same to help feed malnourished children.
**THANK YOU FOR YOUR $11 DONATION!**
Are you one of Rockport's alumni OR a friend of Rockport schools who would like to join our fundraising team? Great! Please follow these steps:
1. For more information about the Motif #1 Day 5K and to register for the event, visit http://motif1day5k.com. You don't have to be a runner! Walk it, shuffle it, bring kids and strollers... just come!
2. Click on the video Play button on the left to learn more about Edesia and the 11:11 Project.
3. Commit to donating $11 and then ask 11 friends to do the same through our own page here on www.Crowdrise.com/Rockport! Click on "JOIN THE TEAM" to sign up and get started with your fundraising. Come back to track your progress and invite all your friends and family to donate their $11!
Thank you for your donations and support!