Local Cleveland Runner Going The Distance To End Hunger
After running 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and 25K distances, Tad Fry wanted to take his running to the next level by participating in his first full marathon. As Tad began his marathon preparation, he needed constant food and water to sustain his physical efforts. As he got further into the training and needed even more fuel, he experienced a renewed appreciation for food and water. While browsing the Internet, Tad came across an Action Against Hunger link and was immediately drawn to our impact on the quest to end global hunger through emergency food aid, food security, and water & sanitation.
Tad saw his marathon as an opportunity to be part of something bigger than himself. Although the marathon will be a challenge, Tad wants to raise awareness and funds for a cause that is far greater than the 26.2 mile journey. Tad appreciated Action Against Hunger’s fiscal responsibility and sustainable programs. The drilling of wells for access to clean water and our educational programs teaching people how to farm are key points in ending hunger and malnutrition. It's this responsibility and effectiveness that has prompted Tad to encourage family, friends, co-workers, runners, and others to learn about acute malnutrition and contribute to the solution for ending world hunger.
Tad will be running The Cleveland Marathon on May 17, 2009 with his sister, Toni. Please visit the Team Fry website to follow their progress.
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Facts about Hunger
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.