Despite Cancellation, Fun Run Participants Raise $140K for Feeding Tomorrow
Faced with the threat of severe thunderstorms and hail, organizers made the difficult decision this morning to cancel the 15th Annual IFTSA and Feeding Tomorrow Fun Run and Walk, which raises money to support Feeding Tomorrow’s scholarship fund. Despite the cancellation of the race, all funds donated will still go to the foundation. This year, that will be $140,000—breaking last year’s record-setting total.
Volunteers at the Fun Run booth handed out Gatorade and water provided by Pepsi, as well as Feeding Tomorrow mugs. Registrants had previously been given goodie bags sponsored by Sun Orchard that were filled with products provided by race sponsors. The 725+ registered participants—including 137 students—were notified early this morning of the cancellation. The race will not be rescheduled, but there will be another one planned for the 2016 show.
Thank you to everyone who registered for the race or purchased a “I Slept In for the Fun Run” T-shirt for supporting Feeding Tomorrow’s scholarship fund. If you would like to donate to Feeding Tomorrow, visit Feeding Tomorrow’s website to make a contribution.
A special thank you to the companies and organizations that supported this year’s Fun Run with their donations: sponsors: AAK, Campbell, Chicago Section of IFT, ConAgra, D.D. Williamson, David Michael, FMI Foundation, GEA Group, GNT, Ingredion, Kellogg’s, Kraft Foods, Mérieux NutriSciences, Michael Foods, Ohio Valley Section of IFT, Pepsi, PerkinElmer & Perten Instruments, and Univar; supporters: Hormel, McCormick, NFL/IFN, TIC Gums, and Washington, D.C., Section.