Alameda High School Kicks Off the 2009 Race Against Hunger
Koki Inlow, a student at Alameda High School, shares her experiences organizing the Race Against Hunger at her school.
“I feel very achieved to have organized a Race Against Hunger event at my high school. As Commissioner of Diversity in my first year of leadership, I decided to work with a charity because volunteering and giving help to those in need is a very thoughtful and kind-hearted idea. In this type of economy now, we especially need to support those who are even more in danger than we are. While researching many different charity organizations, I came across Action Against Hunger. Not only being an A+ and four-star corporation, it helps to benefit hunger situations and treats malnutrition throughout the world. Through much planning and organizing, the lap-a-thon was ready on January 24th. With almost 120 participants signed up, I expected at least half to show up because of the dark clouds that came rolling in the morning of the Race. Although only 60-70 altruistic participants came, I believe the event was overall a great success. It was fun exercising and knowing that you’re lending a hand to the world at the same time. Not only was it our school’s first time being involved in an event like this, but we also raised over $1,500 to donate to the Action Against Hunger organization. There will definitely be a second annual Race Against Hunger at Alameda High School.” —Koki Inlow, Student at Alameda High School
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925 million people suffer from hunger and malnutrition around the world.
Malnutrition affects 32.5% of children in developing countries.
1 out of every 6 infants are born with low birth weight due to undernutrition among pregnant women in developing countries.
1 out of every 3 people in developing countries are affected by vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Hunger is number one on the list of the world's top 10 health risks. It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.