On Saturday, April 16th MFK production employee, Edner Joseph, and MFK Graduate Fellows Jamie VanArtsdalen and Eyleen Chou participated in the Course de la Solidarité- The Cap Haitien annual 10K. This year, there were nearly 300 participants !
MFK employees Gerald Latortue (accountant), Fredo Andre (production), and Dr. Pat Wolff (executive director) became the MFK cheering section. The race started at 8:30 am and by that time the sun was already beating down on them. The course started down town at the Cathedral, looped out to the boulevard, and cut back through town. There were spectators gathered at the cathedral and lots of befuddled onlookers at other areas of the course.
Edner finished the 6.2 mile race in just 49 minutes. It was his first competitive sports event! Jamie placed a strong 5th in the women's division. Eyleen elated she was able to finish her first 10K. After this positive experience, Edner decided he is going to continue to train for his next race! MFK is happy that we were so well represented at the race which promotes healthy lifestyles as well as builds solidarity.
Meds & Food for Kids saves the lives of Haiti's malnourished children by producing and distributing highly nutritious foods, including Medika Mamba, a Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food endorsed by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Because of its commitment to Haiti's long-term development, MFK produces Medika Mamba in Haiti, with Haitian labor, and with many Haitian raw materials