More than 60,000 Canadian youth will participate in the World Vision 30 Hour Famine on
April 8-9, 2011.
Money raised will support long-term development projects to end hunger,
poverty and injustice around the world.
Youth will go without food for 30 hours to know what hunger feels like
and raise money to fight poverty.
For information about the World Vision 30 Hour Famine visit the World
Vision newsroom at www.worldvision.ca/newsroom to access background information, stories, social media links and
MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 7 /CNW/ - On April 8-9, more than 60,000 Canadian
teens will participate in the World Vision 30 Hour Famine. They will
challenge poverty and injustice on behalf of the world's most
vulnerable children by raising money and building awareness of issues
children face around the world.
"For 40 years, Canadian youth have battled global poverty through the
World Vision 30 Hour Famine," says World Vision's T.J. Grant "Canadian
teens understand that fighting childhood poverty is a priority. Youth
are making it their personal goal to do something now - and through the
Famine are motivating friends, families and communities to get
30 Hour Famine groups across the country are making a global impact. Participants raise
money, go hungry for 30 hours and attend local events to celebrate the
change they are making in other countries.
Money raised supports World Vision's long-term development efforts to
eradicate child hunger, preventable illness, poverty and injustice
around the world. The 30 Hour Famine will provide assistance in
countries including: Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Democratic Republic
of Congo, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Niger, the
Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Groups can direct their funds
to a specific cause, choosing food & nutrition, clean water, child
protection or education.
Many Canadian celebrities including Dan Hamhuis, Danny Fernandes,
FaberDrive, LIGHTS and These Kids Wear Crowns will support Canadian
youth doing the 2011 30 Hour Famine.
The 30 Hour Famine is the world's largest youth event to fight poverty
and hunger. It began in Canada in 1971 when a group of Calgary teens
held a fast after they were moved to action by images of a famine in
Africa. Today, more than 500,000 youth in 21 countries participate in
the 30 Hour Famine annually.
Visit www.Famine.ca for more information, and to support or take part in the 30 Hour
Key Facts about the World Vision 30 Hour Famine:
60,000 Canadian Youth Participating
Expected to raise over $4.65 million in Canada
Money raised will support long-term development projects in 18 countries
SOURCE World Vision Canada
For further information:
For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Genevieve Handler Barber
905-565-6200 ext. 2176