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 PanFloridaChallenge.org 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.
To learn more: www.PanFloridaChallenge.org/
To donate: http://panfloridachallenge.racepartner.com/Fundraising
Contact: Maura Plante, 5614002712, Maura@PanFloridaChallenge.org
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