I believe we can make a difference...
Join me fasting for 30 hours at Bukit Jalil Stadium on 15 & 16 September 2007. Here are the details :
Event : 30-Hour Famine (believe it or not, it's their 10th anniversary)
Place : Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
Goal : To spread awareness about global poverty and raise funds for needy children and communities
Theme : Hungry for Hope
Donation : Campers have to make a minimum donation of RM100 (for students and senior citizens) or RM150. WVM hopes to attract at least 5,000 “famine fighters” and raise RM1.5mil.
How to sign up : You can sign up for the 30-Hour Famine, co-organised by Sin Chew Media Corporation and HELP University College, via worldvision. com.my. Or call TEL: 03-7880 6414.
Website : http://famine.worldvision.com.my/2007/en/about.html
Blog : http://30hourfaminemalaysia.wordpress.com/
Closing date is Aug 26.
Bloggers! Do your thing. Spread about this good deed! ;D Another thing, i called them to confirm this. THis is not a religious event. So Muslims and Non-muslims are all invited :) jomlaaaa...
- Hunger and poverty claim 25,000 lives everyday.
- More than 850 million people on earth do not have enough to eat – this is more than the combined population of the United States, Canada and the European Union.
- Every 5 seconds a child dies of hunger or related causes.
- In 2004, almost 1 billion people lived below the international poverty line, earning less than $1 per day
- Among this group of poor people, many have problems obtaining adequate, nutritious food for themselves and their families. As a result, 820 million people in the developing world are undernourished. They consume less than the minimum amount of calories essential for sound health and grow
- Undernourishment negatively affects people’s health, productivity, sense of hope and overall well-being. A lack of food can stunt growth, slow thinking, sap energy, hinder fetal development and contribute to mental retardation
- Socially, the lack of food erodes relationships and feeds shame so that those most in need of support are often least able to call on it
- Most of the widespread hunger in a world of plenty results from grinding, deeply rooted poverty. In any given year, however, between 5 and 10 percent of the total can be traced to specific events: droughts or floods, armed conflict, political, social and economic disruptions