Pan-­Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids Fighting Child Hunger One Meal at a Time.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 19, 2015 —

60% of deaths in kids under the age of 18  are attributed to malnutrition. For RacePartner™ client Pan­Florida Challenge (PFC),  the solution to this epidemic is one meal at a time.

“The number of local children going hungry shocked our community partners into  action,” said Ed Mullen, Founder and President of the Pan­Florida Challenge. “There  are over 1 million kids in Florida who worry about when and where they will eat their  next meal, and with the help of our riders and sponsors, we are seeking a solution to  this problem one meal at a time.”   

The 2nd annual PFC raised $140,000 and provided 320,000 meals to hungry children in  Florida and Haiti. PFC’s success illustrates how nonprofits can use applied research to  create a successful event that not only raises money for a great cause, but creates  lifelong advocates for the organization.    

“The partnership with Pan­Florida Challenge is exactly why we are proud to work in the  fundraising and registration space,” said Robert Anderson, Founding Partner of Forte  Interactive and RacePartner. “We build our solutions to help others change the world,  and we are excited to help Pan­Florida Challenge beat their goal next year.”

Registration is now underway for the 3rd Annual PFC that takes place over two days,  Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13. The ride begins in Naples and finishes in  West Palm Beach. Riders are asked to raise a minimum of $1,500, all of which will be  used to purchase meals for hungry kids.

“We are only offering 200 spots for riders and they will go quickly,” explained Maura  Plante, Executive Director of the Pan­Florida Challenge. “However, we have so many  volunteer and sponsor opportunities for those who want to get involved but are unable  to ride with us.”

PFC’s 2016 goal is to provide 500,000 meals to hungry children in Florida and Haiti.

For  more information on how you can make an impact please visit or contact Maura Plante at (561) 877­0732.

About the Pan­Florida Challenge

Naples, FL based Pan­Florida Challenge (PFC)  is a nonprofit corporation and the  PanFlorida Challenge for Hungry Kids event is an annual, two day, 160 mile bike ride  across Florida from Naples to Palm Beach, held in March. Through our fundraising and  partnerships, we provide meals to hungry children who do not know where their next  meal is coming from. Our goal is for 100% of riders’ donations to go towards feeding  hungry kids. Pan­Florida Challenge donations are tax deductible.

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Contact:  Maura Plante, 561­400­2712,

About RacePartnerTM RacePartner is a fully integrated endurance registration, fundraising and website  solution. RacePartner is a division of Forte Interactive Inc., which offers innovative  online and fundraising solutions for nonprofits and endurance events through costeffective web­based registration and fundraising technology, creative campaigns and  strategic consulting. Forte Interactive also amplifies clients’ impact through two other  divisions: TrustedPartner, a complete web solution for busy nonprofit professionals, and  Achieve, a research and design agency. Contact Rai Masuda Director of Integrated Marketing (561) 833­4040


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