Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 11, 2013
How many miles do you need to travel to build an orphanage in Africa? 68 miles to start. That's how many miles kiteboarders traveled to raise more than $50,000 to build a self-sustaining home for 12 orphans and their adult supervisors in Tanzania.
The idea for FreeRide836 began with Mark Russell during a family mission trip to Guatemala. Russell said they were very thankful for what they had and wanted to do more to help people. They wanted to go beyond feeding hungry children and also give them a safe place to live. They wanted to do something special to make a difference in the lives of children around the world who didn't have the advantages his children had.
Tanzania is home to more than a million orphans because of the AIDS epidemic. Poverty is another big problem there. People who live in the area where the orphanage will be built, make only $1.25 a day. Approximately 35 percent of the population lives at or below the poverty line and 40% live in area suffering from chronic shortages of food. Almost a million-and-a-half Tanzanians live with HIV and AIDS – leaving more than 40% of the population under the age of 14.
KC and Monica Craichy, Founders of Living Fuel, Inc., are the Title Sponsors for FreeRide836. They attended the ride on May 26th with their five children.
"Our mission is to change lives and sometimes that looks a lot different than how we are used to accomplishing it," KC Craichy said. "As the Title Sponsor for the FreeRide event we invested in the cause, promoted the event and Fueled the athletes for the grueling ride. It is special to be a part of something this important from vision to fruition and to see all the efforts providing a life for these children!"
Monica Craichy is also excited to be part of raising funds to build the orphanage in Tanzania. "What could be better than taking care of kids who don't have anyone! We are thrilled to play a role in putting a roof over their heads, food in their mouths and providing them with a loving home!"
Mark Russell and his volunteer team are working with Orphan's Heart to eventually build three foster homes. 100% of the donations made to FreeRide 836 will be used for the construction of the orphanage in Tanzania.
Powered by Living Fuel, The Leader in Superfood Nutrition, the first annual Freeride836 kite boarding fundraiser was an outpouring of concern, commitment, and a little obsession to ride, live, and give to others. All funds raised go directly to Orphan’s Heart, a 501(C)(3) organization that feeds, clothes, and shelters children worldwide. For more information visit: http://www.freeride836.com or http://www.facebook.com/freeride836.
About KC and Monica Craichy
KC Craichy is the bestselling author of Super Health: 7 Golden Keys to Unlock Lifelong Vitality and The Super Health Diet: The Last Diet You Will Ever Need! KC Is also the Founder and CEO of Living Fuel, Inc.—The Leader in Superfood Nutrition. He is a health advocate, researcher, and recognized expert on natural health and performance nutrition. His extensive study of leading-edge health research and collaborative work with top medical and nutritional practitioners and researchers to solve his wife Monica’s health problems—anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts—along with the grace of God, led him to the answers for Monica’s healing and to the founding of Living Fuel, Inc. As a result of overcoming this health crisis, KC and Monica have helped numerous people become overcomers in their own health situations. Together they are now cohosts of the popular Internet TV program called LivingFuelTV.
KC is committed to changing lives through multimedia, super health lifestyle education combined with super healthy, high impact superfoods. He also serves on the Nutrition Advisory Board for Titleist Performance Institute as well as on the Clinical Nutrition Review Board (the certifying body of the International and American Association of Clinical Nutrition). A frequent natural health and performance nutrition guest on various TV and radio programs as well as a frequent contributor to national magazines and blogs, KC lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife, Monica, and their five children.
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