Monday, October 13, 2008
Forrest Gump Inspires
Who says the youth of today are lazy? 21 year old Dan Popp of New Jersey has decided to run across the county in order to raise money and awareness for his favorite charity, the Center for Food Action. Inspired by the movie Forrest Gump, Dan decided to run from New Jersey to San Francisco over a six month time period. He expects to run an average of five hours a day covering 17 miles each day. Wow, I am tired just thinking about that kind of daily schedule. Dan seems to be testing the notion; can one person make a difference? His journey could not come at a better time as many food banks and emergency food programs are being stretched thin with high demand. For those of you not prepared to run across the country for charity you can still make a difference by supporting an efficient charity with a financial contribution. In fact, you don't even have to leave the house in order to help out. Just log on to your computer and go to www.charitynavigator.org. And if you are interested, you can follow Dan's journey at www.runthestates.org. Good luck Dan!