I have been inspired to run AND fundraise for Move For Hunger. With each stride, I will be working to raise awareness about the issue of hunger.
Not-so-fun facts: There are 17 million children in America who are forced to go to sleep with an empty stomach. Within Monmouth & Ocean Counties in New Jersey (Home of the Boss & Bon Jovi) there are over 128,000 people who don't know where they will find their next meal!
I refuse to accept that this is how it has to be.
I am running the NJ 1/2 Marathon, about 11 miles more than I've ever run before, as a call to action. I encourage you to donate! Not only will you be supporting my sweaty efforts but you'll be contributing to an incredible organization (I speak from experience) that will put your donation to work through hunger relief programming across the country.
I'll also be sure to give you virtual and/or real hugs.
Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies across North America to pick up unwanted, unopened food from those who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks. To date, we are working with over 600 movers in 48 states and have collected over 4 million pounds of food! Make a donation and help support Team Move For Hunger at the New Jersey Marathon & 1/2 Marathon!