Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Two things Tuesday

1.) Charity Miles has a way for runners to help residents of the Philippines recover after Super Typhoon Haiyan

Today I received the email below from the Charity Miles team, 

"Dear Team,

Super Typhoon Haiyan has devastated the Talcoban region of the Philippines, leaving 2.5 million people in need of emergency food assistance.

Many of you have asked what we can do to help. Which is why I am humbled to announce that our friends at Lifeway Foods have again stepped up to the challenge.

Originally, Lifeway had been planning to sponsor our #GivingTuesday campaign on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

(As many of you may remember, we are one of the founding partners of #GivingTuesday, a campaign started last year by Mashable, The UN Foundation and the 92nd Street Y to be the "official" start of the giving season.)

But in response to Super Typhoon Haiyan, Lifeway decided to start their #GivingTuesday today. As Lifeway’s CEO, Julie Smolyansky said, “When something like this happens, there’s no reason to wait for something official.”

Julie rocks. She’s a good friend, avid Charity Miler and part of the United Nations Foundation’s Gloabal Entrepreneur Council, tasked with using innovation to solve the greatest challenges of our time. We’re honored that she sees Charity Miles as an example of this idea.

Moreover, this isn’t the first time that Julie and Lifeway have stepped up like this. Lifeway also answered the bell after the Boston Marathon bombings, both sponsoring Charity Miles generally and also donating an additional 25¢ per mile to the One Fund Boston.

Now they are going to do something similar, both sponsoring the app generally and providing a $20,000 matching incentive for the World Food Programme.

That’s right: from now through December 17th, whenever you use Charity Miles (for any charity), Lifeway Foods will donate an additional 25¢ per mile (up to $20,000) to the World Food Programme, through Charity Miles.

This is critically important. The World Food Programme is one of the top organizations leading the disaster relief in the Philippines. They have already mobilized 44 metric tons of high energy biscuits and rice to the region.

Also, given the immense damage to infrastructure and communications, WFP is working with the local government to boost logistics and emergency telecommunications capacity for the response.

This is why we're honored to have WFP as one of our founding charity partners. And it's why we're so moved by Lifeway's support.

So, let’s get out there and help WFP! Thanks to Lifeway, every mile for WFP helps feed two people. #EveryMileMatters!

All the best,

2.)  Its always a happy day when this arrives in the mail....
Lots of cool stuff this month. My fave was the rubber reflective ring. I wore it running tonight. Yes it was outside and dark but I noticed a lot of cars moved away from me. They saw the ring flashing...yeah for reflective gear!!

Another fave this month is Smarty Pants vitamins. I got two sample packs to try. I had my first one tonight.

I love the name..hopefully my butt will be smarter for taking them ha,ha! I also like their all natural ingredients. Let me tell you these taste AMAZING!! Its like you are eating candy and not taking a vitamin....LOVE!

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