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.
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.
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.
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.
WHEN and WHERE:
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Pier 84 at Hudson River Park
Run down the West Side Highway!
$55 for registration HERE
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.