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Run (10K) For It! Lauren Bush Lauren’s FEED Project Race Benefits Food Insecure

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Publisher of Women’s Health Laura Frerer-Schmidt, Molly Simms, Laura Prepron, Rosario Dawson and Editor-in-Chief of Womens Health magazine Amy Keller Laird attend the Women’s Health’s 4th annual party under the stars event. 

Talk about starpower! I recently attended the star-studded Party Under the Stars event at the Bridgehampton Surf & Tennis Club to kick off Women’s Health magazine’s 2015 RUN10 FEED10 philanthropic race series in partnership with the FEED Foundation (a fave organziation of ours!)  The race will be held on September 20 in New York City, followed by one in Chicago on October 17, and San Francisco on October 25.

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Eco-Chick managing editor Lindsay Brown and Bryan Quinlan.

I’m all about training for a race, particularly when it’s for such a worthy cause, like fighting domestic hunger. One-sixth of Americans don’t have enough food to eat. And according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 15.8 million children under 18 in the United States live in households where they are unable to consistently access enough nutritious food necessary for a healthy life. Although food insecurity is harmful to any individual, it can be particularly devastating among children due to their increased vulnerability and the potential for long-term consequences.

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Lauren Bush Lauren, Good Morning America meteoroligist Ginger Zee and Editor-in-Chief of Womens Health magazine Amy Keller Laird.

Want to help out a hungry neighbor in your community? One way is to run the 10k (that’s 6.213 miles should curious minds want to know) and by doing so, you’ll feed 10 people. The money from the registration and fundraising will go to your community’s nearest underserved areas.

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Actresses Taryn Manning and Laura Prepron. 

Women’s Health and FEED, the organization founded by philanthropist and social entrepreneur Lauren Bush Lauren, partnered for this race series to motivate consumers nationwide to help fight domestic hunger. Together, Women’s Health and FEED have raised 3.75 million meals since starting this initiative—and hope to break 5 million in 2015.

The money from the registration and fundraising efforts will go directly to help feed hungry folks. Also included in the registration fees are a 2015 limited-edition FEED bag and FEED bracelet as a special finisher prize. ABC’s Good Morning America Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee will be the special guest host and will also be running the race with a special group of mommy’s-to-be.

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Actress Rosario Dawson.

WHEN and WHERE:

Sunday, September 20, 2015
Pier 84 at Hudson River Park
Run down the West Side Highway!
7 AM

REGISTRATION:

$55 for registration HERE

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Lauren Bush Lauren.

FUNDRAISE OR DONATE!

If you fundraise for RUN 10 FEED 10, there’s no minimum fundraising goal. Raise $5, $10, $100 or more — whatever you can do! All money raised will help your neighbors in need. Team up with other participants to fundraise for RUN 10 FEED 10. Join a team or create your own so that we can make sure the funds are distributed to your community! Every dollar amount counts. To donate, visit the RUN 10 FEED 10 Crowdrise site and click on the red box that says “DONATE” on the right side of the page

Photo credit: Bryan Bedder for Getty Images and Vanessa Leggard. 

Lindsay has spent her career at the intersection of media and social change. In her role at Eco-Chick, Lindsay has established partnerships and campaigns with some of the world’s most-recognized companies committed to sustainability and CSR. She co-created the popular interview series “Heroines for the Planet” that features groundbreaking women who share courage and a deep passion for protecting people and the Earth. Lindsay is the Marketing and Sustainability Manager at Health-Ade Kombucha and previously served as Director of Communications at the social enterprise CBS EcoMedia. There she directed corporate advertising dollars to the nation’s most effective non-profits tackling urgent social issues in local communities and was awarded CBS Corporation’s prestigious Share-the-Vision award. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, Cottages & Gardens, From The Grapevine, EarthHour.org, Eco-Age.com, and for environmentalists Laura Turner Seydel and Susan Rockefeller. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.