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MUW to host dance, activities for Haiti

 

MUW University Relations

 

Mississippi University for Women''s offices of campus recreation and community service and the Wesley Foundation are supporting Stop Hunger Now by hosting Dance for Haiti on Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Stark Recreation Center. 

 

Activities will include a Zumba-thon, a racquetball tournament and Kid Zone.  

 

There is a $2 minimum donation fee required for the Zumba-thon and racquetball tournament and a $1 donation for the Kid Zone.  

 

The Zumba-thon will be held in the Emma Ody Pohl Building from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Registration for the racquetball tournament will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. 

 

"The Express," the Ernie Davis movie, will play at 7:30 p.m. 

 

All proceeds will go to Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief agency. Stop Hunger Now created its meal packaging program in 2005.  

 

Each meal cost 25 cents and can last up to five years. The meals will be shipped to Haiti. 

 

Sally Pearson, an instructor in the College of Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology, has brought this program to MUW to raise enough money to package 20,000 meals. 

 

For more information, contact the Stark Recreation Center at (662) 241-7494.

 

 

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Article Comment Ziggy commented at 2/18/2010 10:43:00 PM:

Its is an unfortunate thing of what has happened Haiti. It is also an unfortunate thing of what has happened on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. But, **it happens.
I sickins me that more effort is spent on sending money to foreign countries when there are hungry AMERICAN CITIZENS in our own USA.
Open your eyes people!!!

 

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