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SUNY Plattsburgh's ONE Hosts Race to Help in Fight Against Hunger

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (March 30,2009) - On Sunday, April 19, the ONE organization at SUNY Plattsburgh will host a ONE Mile Fun Run and 5K Race to raise money for Plattsburgh food shelves and community meal sites. The ONE Mile Fun Run will begin at 10 a.m., with the ONE 5K Race starting at 10:30 a.m. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. at the Angell College Center.

Entry fees for the event are $10 for the ONE Mile Fun Run and $15 for the ONE 5K race. The first 100 to register will receive a free T-shirt.

The race results and awards will be presented at noon in the Amitie Plaza or inside the Angel College Center in case of rain.

Cash donations as well as non-perishable foods will be collected on the day of the race as well. For more information and to register e-mail Andrew Krug at [email protected].

ONE is a non-profit organization that aims to help Americans raise their voice as ONE against the emergencies of AIDS and extreme poverty. They believe that, with the support of average citizens to raise awareness, decision makers will do more to save millions of lives - not just in the poorest countries, but also here at home.

"This race is a way to help eradicate poverty by starting on a local level. This has been an event that has been years in the making. We also hope to make it an annual event," says Andrew Krug, race coordinator.

Those wishing to join the ONE organization in its mission to help educate others can come to the meetings every Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Meeting Room 8 of Angell College Center.

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