No Roll in the Park
This past summer, 21 year old Jack Sisson completed an inline skating excursion across the country to promote Action Against Hunger's life-saving programs. A Dartmouth '09 student, Sisson decided to break from the typical summer vacation to do something extraordinary: On June 10th, he set off on a 72-day journey from Yorktown, VA that took him through 10 states and 5 sets of in-line skate wheels.
Sisson's dedication to promoting a global cause through his athletic endeavor garnered plenty of attention across the country. Rollerblade, the leading manufacturer of inline skates, was so impressed with Jack's efforts that they agreed to match up to $5,000 in donations. Jack more than rose to this fundraising challenge. By the end of his travels he succeeded in raising over $11,000 towards ending acute malnutrition!
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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.