Sunday, April 5, 2009

Raising Money to End Hunger

A couple of friends of mine are taking part in a walk in NYC on April 18th to raise money for Concern Worldwide. Here's the letter from one of them (Gary) with links:

Another day like any other day and there are people starving in the world. Thousands of them. Did you know that a child dies from hunger-related illnesses every five seconds? Go ahead. Count. 1…2…3…4…5. There’s one. Every five seconds.

Concern Worldwide ( is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

To that end, they hold a hunger fun run/walk in Central Park every year in April. This year, I’ll be taking part in the event to raise money for Concern Worldwide and their American affiliate, Concern USA. My wife, Nancy, and my friend, Jim, and I have formed a team, Running Down a Dream, and we’ll be walking (or slowly running) the 4 miles through Central Park to raise money and awareness of this organization and the great work they do.

The economy hasn’t made giving very easy and no one expects anyone to give a lot. But even if you donate one dollar, it’s something. If you can give more, $5, $10, $20 or even $50, that’ll go a long way to helping Concern Worldwide continue their mission throughout the world.

We’re all on this planet to help each other, to make a difference, to do something greater than what we believe we’re capable of. We can end hunger and the suffering going on around the world. We just need to reach out and give a little.

Thank you in advance for any donation you can afford. Please pass this letter and these links to everyone you know and together we can end hunger.

Thank you for your time. We now return you to your normally scheduled reading.

Gary . . .

If you’d like to join our team, you can get more information on the Hunger Fun Run/Walk here:

My personal donation page is

Information on Concern Worldwide (USA) can be found here: