[Event] Race For Survival Asia -Save The Children Asia
Race For Survival Asia -Save The Children Asia
The ‘Race For Survival’ is a 42-km charity relay for children on Oct 16, aimed at getting world leaders to commit to reducing child mortality by two-thirds before 2015.
This year, 39 countries around the world will be participating in this race, with the goal of talking to world leaders about child malnutrition. Across the globe, one-in-four children are stunted as a result of malnutrition, which stymies their physical and cognitive development.
The result: Malnutrition is the underlying cause of one-third of all under-five child deaths every year.
The deaths of these 2.6 million children are preventable, if only policies and financial commitments were in place to promote breastfeeding, food fortification, homestead gardens, provide social protection to the poor, build health clinics and train health workers. These solutions are simple, proven and economical, and we want to spread the word.
Therefore, on World Food Day (October 16th), we invite children from all over the world to participate in the Race for Survival. We want to get children into teams of about 30 to run a marathon (42km) in a relay format of 200m for each lap.
The aim: To beat the world record time of 2h3min38s.
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