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Train for Next Season and Answer Pope’s Call to Action

Championships can be won, in part, during the off-season. When my cross country team at Elder High School in Cincinnati went unbeaten and won the state title, one of the reasons was the summer.

Either we would run on our own, or meet with teammates for an evening run. Everyone on the team definitely kept in shape during the summer. I would say most of my teammates ran at least hundreds of miles. That way when the season started we were already in really good condition and ready for the races!

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Message to MSJ on World Hunger Relief Event

Dear Mount St. Joseph Community,

As the United Nations marks its 70th anniversary this weekend, we face one of the most severe hunger emergencies since its founding. The civil war in Syria and conflicts in Iraq, South Sudan, Yemen, Ukraine have left millions of people homeless and without food. Ethiopia, Central African Republic and other nations are also at risk of famine in the coming months.

The MSJ Impact Cincinnati Group has created a great way for you to help them, and all you need is a smartphone and your spirit. They are hosting a Charity Miles walk-a-thon for the World Food Programme (WFP), the largest hunger relief organization. The WFP depends entirely on voluntary donations.

Because of low funding the WFP has been forced to reduce rations for war victims.

10455056_1211383905543562_570186908994369050_nTo help, you need to download the app at www.charitymiles.org, select World Food Progamme from the list of charities, and start walking, running or biking. Every mile means a donation of a meal, paid for by corporate sponsors.

This is a tremendous way for you to be a food ambassador, raise donations for WFP and make an impact statement. Your actions will show that the hungry, even though thousands of miles away, are not forgotten.

Mount St. Joseph historically has responded in times of great distress. After World War II, MSJ answered the cries for help from overseas with massive food and clothing drives. The Mount school newspaper wrote “How did we, a small college… perform such a tremendous task.” Leadership and spirit for helping others guided the Greatest Generation.

Now is your time to step forward and meet the challenge of today’s world, which tragically again is hunger and insecurity.

The MSJ Walk-a-thon for the World Food Programme is this Friday, October 23rd from 12-4 at Fernbank Park on River Road. Even if you cannot attend, you can still do Charity Miles for the World Food Programme at any time. In the profile section of the app be sure to join the impactmsj team.

Please contact Monica Brucher with questions at monica.brucher@msj.edu. Please share your own story of your Charity Miles.

Thank you and good luck!

William Lambers

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My Cincinnati Enquirer column on Charity Miles to fight hunger

During his visit to the United States, Pope Francis was advocating for the new United Nations development goals. The plan is to knock out hunger and poverty worldwide by 2030. It’s what the pope calls the “pillars of integral human development.”

What’s also inspiring is students in the Cincinnati area finding unique ways to help makes these goals a reality. At Mount St. Joseph University, students are using a free app called Charity Miles that supports the U.N. World Food Program (WFP), the lead agency in fighting world hunger.

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Nepal: how runners, walkers can help today

Reunited, the family is trying to recover from the shock of April 25th disaster that killed more than 8,000 people and injured an estimated 16,000. Like thousands of survivors across the country, Sangmaya and her family need food to survive and rebuild.

They are getting this aid from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The rice represents more than lifesaving nutrition. Each spoonful represents hope and strength for a better tomorrow.

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Lifeway and Charity Miles to help WFP Nepal

Lifeway Foods Inc. is pledging additional support for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) as it feeds earthquake victims in Nepal. WFP is the largest hunger relief organization in the world.

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How everyone with a smartphone can feed a hungry child

If you own a smartphone you can download the Charity Miles app and raise donations for the World Food Programme, the largest hunger relief organization. You do this simply by running, walking or biking. You carry the smartphone with you and the app keeps track of your distance and workout.

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Syrian war refugees and Charity Miles

On Sunday, 60 Minutes did a feature on the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and their heroic efforts feeding Syrian war victims. The WFP depends on voluntary donations to feed the hungry in Syria and around the globe. They are currently appealing for donations, as they had to suspend food aid for Syrians because of low funds.

You can help feed children who have suffered from the war in Syria by donating to WFP and using the free app called Charity Miles

You can help feed children who have suffered from the war in Syria by donating to WFP and using the free app called Charity Miles

Charity Miles is one way you can help the World Food Programme

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You can help WFP by donating and every time you walk, run or bike. All you have to do is download onto your smartphone a free app called Charity Miles. Then you select a charity, which WFP is one of 28 available, click start and off you go. Here is a video demonstrating Charity Miles.

So whether you are walking to work, or going for a training run, you could raise money for WFP. Every mile you get with Charity Miles is a meal for a hungry child. Corporate sponsors make the donations after you finish and upload your workout to twitter or facebook. It’s that easy.

WFP uses the Charity Miles donations for school feeding programs around the globe. There are 3 of these school feeding initiatives involved with the Syrian crisis.

School feeding is being provided to Syrian refugee children who have fled to Jordan. A similar school feeding program was operating in Syrian refugee camps in Iraq, but had to be suspended because of low funding.

Inside Syria, WFP has started school feeding for children in several areas and this program is reaching tens of thousands of children. Food distributed at school is an incentive to attend class.

So if you have your smartphone with you during the day or when you workout, get some Charity Miles. Help Syrian children and others around the globe who can benefit so much from a school meal.

These children have been through the trauma of war. They need food and they also need some type of normalcy in these refugee camps. School feeding is a good way to help them. Be their voice. To download the free app visit the Charity Miles web site.

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