Submit Your Favorite Quote to Kick-Start Charity's 5K Walk/Run

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Now in its ninth year, the 5K Walk/Run For Hunger will be Saturday, Nov. 8, at 8:30 a.m. at T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park, at 3300 North Park Road, Hollywood, Fla.
One quote will be selected for the event’s official T-shirt to encourage hundreds of walkers and runners as they raise money to feed starving children and their families in the Caribbean and Latin America. 

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (July 18, 2014) – Food For The Poor is asking supporters to share their favorite inspirational quote to kick-start the charity’s 5K Walk/Run For Hunger. One quote will be selected for the event’s official T-shirt to encourage hundreds of walkers and runners as they raise money to feed starving children and their families in the Caribbean and Latin America.  Original and famous quote submissions can be made online until July 22. The winner will receive a $25 gift card.

Now in its ninth year, the 5K Walk/Run For Hunger will be Saturday, Nov. 8, at 8:30 a.m. at T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park, at 3300 North Park Road, Hollywood, Fla. While on the event website, supporters can register to take advantage of free fundraising tips designed to help reach fundraising goals. Information about how to earn community service hours and how to download Facebook cover photos for the charity’s 5K Walk/Run For Hunger is also available online.

Cost of pre-registration is $25 for adults (14+), and is free for participants 13 and under. Registration is $30 for adults on the day of the event. All registered participants will receive a T-shirt. There will be refreshments, music, balloon artists, and face painters at this family event. Race timing will be provided by AccuChip.

Handcrafted tin-art medallions from Haiti will be awarded to first-, second-, and third-place finishers in each age bracket for both male and female runners. The striking sun-shaped medallions were created by Louisdjy St-Jour, a Haitian metal artist who lives in a Food For The Poor-built home in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti. St-Jour is an example of the Haitian people’s determination to thrive and become self-sufficient.

Participants who raise more than $100 will receive a goody bag, full of gifts from local businesses and unique items from the countries Food For The Poor serves. These supporters also will have the satisfaction of knowing that their donation has helped to feed starving families. For $102.20, Food For The Poor can feed seven families for a month.

For more information, please call 954-427-2222, ext. 6854 or email RachelP@foodforthepoor.com. Participants can register the day of the event. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., the Walk/Run begins at 8:30 a.m., with the awards ceremony to immediately follow.

Event sponsors include Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, DCA Insurance, Gallery 2014, Herbalife, Orange Theory, Publix, Square, Sun-Sentinel, The Consul General of Jamaica, Tri-Rail, WATA, and Wells Fargo.

Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Jennifer Leigh Oates

Food For The Poor
Public Relations Associate
954-427-2222 x 6054
jennifero@foodforthepoor.com