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Hunger Hike 2018 – Beautiful Weekend for a Hike


Fighting Hunger with Our Hearts & Soles!


Hunger Hike participants gathered this past Sunday to to raise awareness and funds for food programs locally, regionally & globally — through the good work of Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. and the Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas.

The weather was perfect — and the “hike” along the Wabash River was pleasant and picturesque. The Kick-off event was highlighted by an inspiring keynote from Race Johnson, Purdue Football alumnus as well as remarks from our two Honorary Co-chairsDave Kucik, Purdue Crew & Rowing coach, and Nadine Morgan (for Sharon Versyp), Purdue Women’s Basketball coach. Remarks were also offered by Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, West Lafayette City Council President Peter Bunder, Tippecanoe County Council President Tom Murtaugh and by Joe Micon, Lafayette Urban Ministry; Fr. Patrick Baikauskas OP, St. Thomas Aquinas Center; and Katy Bunder, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. — our sponsoring organizations.

It began with the crowd cheering with the Purdue Cheerleaders & Purdue Pete and participating in Zumba with Miss Brooke & Kasie from Studio b Dance & Fitness. The US National Anthem was then sung by Jay Alan, Harrison High School senior and YouTube sensation. Throughout the entire event, there was live music by DJ Powder of Rat Pak Mobile DJsface-painting & balloon animals from the Unlimited Smiles Clown Ministry, massages by Lee Anne Akers of Essential Touch Massage, and Voter Registration.

After a blessing from Fr. Patrick Baikauskas OP, the “hikers” were led by Purdue Pete, Purdue Cheerleaders, Purdue Crew Team and Purdue Women’s Basketball Team up the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge and along the Wabash Heritage Trail. Hunger Hike concluded with a Celebration Picnic with hot dogs, chips & bottled water (courtesy of Texas Roadhouse, Sam’s Club & Aqua Systems).

Hunger Hike for the 26th straight year was successful in bringing much needed attention & funds to the battle against malnutrition, food insecurity & hunger — locally, regionally & globally.

Thanks to all who participated, raised funds, volunteered and donated.


Hunger Hike 2018 – QUICK LINKS:

  • Photos – Hunger Hike 5K Run
  • Photos – HH5K Run – Runners
  • Photos – Hunger Hike Kick-off event & 3K Walk
  • Results – HH5K Run by Category
  • Results – HH5K Run Overall

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LUM Fall Events: Hunger Hike – Port of Hope


Hunger Hike 2018 – ONLY One Month to Go
Hunger Hike – Kick-off Event | Sunday, September 16 | Riehle Plaza | 2 p.m. |
HH5K Run | Saturday, September 15 | Celery Bog Nature Area | 9 a.m. |

 


Hunger Hike 2018 is only 1 month away.

If you wish to support Hunger Hike, please make a donation today. To learn more about the impact and importance of your gift, click HERE.

Now would also be a perfect time to create a Team for your church or organization and begin raising money for Hunger Hike. Go to hungerhike.org for more information.

Join us in the Fight Against Hunger locally, regionally & globally — through the good work of the sponsoring organizations — Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & the Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas.

Thanks in advance for your support of Hunger Hike. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email hungerhike@lumserve.org, call 765-423-2691 or go to hungerhike.org.

Fighting Against Hunger with all of our Hearts & Soles!

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Port of Hope – Benefits LUM Immigration Clinic
| Thursday, November 8 | 5:30 – 8 p.m. | Lafayette Brewing Co. |

| $40 per person | Live Entertainment | Hors d’oeuvres | Cash Bar | Silent Auction |


You are cordially invited to attend the 3rd annual Port of Hope fundraising event for the LUM Immigration Clinic. For many families in our community the LUM Immigration Clinic is their “Port of Hope.” Please support the work of the LUM Immigration Clinic by attending Port of Hope. (Please note: you must be at least 21 years of age to attend.)
Port of Hope is a festive event with lots of food, dancing, and fun. There will be an auction for opportunities to purchase unique dining and other experiences.
We hope that you will not miss this opportunity to mingle with friends, old and new, while at the same time celebrating the diversity of our community. The money raised at the event will go towards supplies, continuing education and legal training, database fees, postage, naturalization workbooks, document searches, and law books.
Attend – Port of Hope Tickets are limited so purchase them now so that you don’t miss out an evening of merriment like nothing you have ever experienced — with the added benefit of contributing to a great cause. Please note: you must be at least 21 years of age to attend.

Donate – If you are not able to attend the Port of Hope event but still would like to make an investment in the LUM Immigration Clinic, donate online today (click below). If you would like to be an event sponsor call or email us (765-423-2691 | immigration@lumserve.org).


For Tickets, click HERE.

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Countdown to Hunger Hike – One Month to Go


Start Fundraising Today – Hunger Hike 2018


Hunger Hike 2018 is only 1 month away.

If you wish to support Hunger Hike, please make a donation today. To learn more about the impact and importance of your gift, click HERE.

Now would also be a perfect time to create a Team for your church or organization and begin raising money for Hunger Hike. Go to hungerhike.org for more information.

Join us in the Fight Against Hunger locally, regionally & globally — through the good work of the sponsoring organizations — Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & the Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas.

Thanks in advance for your support of Hunger Hike. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email hungerhike@lumserve.org, call 765-423-2691 or go to hungerhike.org.

Fighting Against Hunger with all of our Hearts & Soles!


| Hunger Hike – Kick-off Event | Sunday, September 16 |
| Riehle Plaza | 2 p.m. |
| HH5K Run | Saturday, September 15 |
| Celery Bog Nature Area | 9 a.m. |

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Countdown to Hunger Hike – One Month to Go


Start Fundraising Today – Hunger Hike 2018


Hunger Hike 2018 is only 1 month away.

If you wish to support Hunger Hike, please make a donation today. To learn more about the impact and importance of your gift, click HERE.

Now would also be a perfect time to create a Team for your church or organization and begin raising money for Hunger Hike. Go to hungerhike.org for more information.

Join us in the Fight Against Hunger locally, regionally & globally — through the good work of the sponsoring organizations — Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & the Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas.

Thanks in advance for your support of Hunger Hike. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email hungerhike@lumserve.org, call 765-423-2691 or go to hungerhike.org.

Fighting Against Hunger with all of our Hearts & Soles!


| Hunger Hike – Kick-off Event | Sunday, September 16 |
| Riehle Plaza | 2 p.m. |
| HH5K Run | Saturday, September 15 |
| Celery Bog Nature Area | 9 a.m. |

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Hunger Hike 2018 – Get Started TODAY – www.hungerhike.org


Hunger Hike is Only 3 Months Away – Why Wait?

Hunger Hike is only a short three months away.

Why not get started NOW?

Here’s what you need to know to begin raising money and “fighting hunger.”

Hunger Hike is an annual community fundraising event whose mission is to Raise Awareness & Make a Difference in the Fight Against Hunger — locally, regionally & globally.


HH5K Run 

  • Saturday, September 15
  • 9 a.m. – run starts
  • Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette

Hunger Hike (Official Kick-off & 3K Walk)

  • Sunday, September 16
  • 2 p.m. – hike starts
  • Riehle Plaza, Lafayette

Hunger Hike is the perfect fundraising event for a team or group — like a church group, student organization, civic group or your family. Put together a Hunger Hike team and start raising money using our online fundraising site — or any way you choose.


We hope you’ll consider joining our Fight against Hunger. Here’s how to get started:

Donate Online | Online Fundraising Site | HH5K Run Registration |


If you are a company owner — you also may become a Hunger Hike event sponsor. If interested, email hungerhike@lumserve.org for more information.


For more information on how you can begin fundraising for Hunger Hike see below or go to our website — www.hungerhike.org.


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Former LUM Board Member – New Dean at Notre Dame


Dr. Sarah A. Mustillo, department chair and professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame, has recently been appointed the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame. Read more.

Until her transition from Purdue to Notre Dame in 2014, Sarah was a long-time LUM Board Member and often offered her expertise as a sociologist to understanding and addressing the issues facing LUM.

She and her family were members of St. Thomas Aquinas and were strong advocates and supporters of the annual Hunger Hike fundraiser.

As dean, she will lead Notre Dame’s largest and oldest college, comprising 20 departments and more than 550 faculty members. Please join us in congratulating Sarah for her new appointment as dean at her alma mater, Notre Dame.

Congratulations, Dean Mustillo.

Hunger Hike 2017 – 25 Years Celebrated


Beautiful Day – Lively Crowd – Important Cause


Hunger Hike participants gathered this past Sunday to to raise awareness and raise funds for food programs locally, regionally & globally — through the work of Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders and the Haiti Ministry at St. Tom’s.

This year was extra special because Hunger Hike 2017 is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. To help us celebrate, remarks and well wishes were offered by State Senator Ron Alting, State Representative Sheila Klinker, State Representative Sally Siegrist, Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis, Tippecanoe Superior Court Judges Steve Meyer & Sean Persin as well as representatives from our sponsoring organizations — Joe Micon, Lafayette Urban Ministry; Fr. Patrick Baikauskas, St. Thomas Aquinas Center and Katy Bunder, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.

Before it all began the crowd was treated to Zumba with Brooke & Kasie from Studio b Dance & Fitness and the National Anthem sung by Indiana State Representative Sheila Klinker & her daughter, Kelly Jacobs, director of music for the Cathedral of St. Mary. Throughout the entire event , there was live music by Rat Pak Mobile DJs, face-painting & balloon animals from the Unlimited Smiles Clown Ministry, and massages from Lee Anne Akers of Essential Touch Massage. Although Honorary Co-chair Dave Kucik, Purdue Crew coach, was not able to join us this year, Jason Mitchell, the assistant coach, and the entire team were in attendance.

The Honorary Co-chair Sharon Versyp, Purdue Women’s Basketball coach, fired up the crowd before they set off on the 3K hike for hunger. Purdue Pete, Purdue Cheerleaders, Purdue Crew Team and Purdue Women’s Basketball Team led the hikers up the John T. Myers Bridge and on the Wabash Heritage Trail along the Wabash River. Hunger Hike concluded with a Celebration Picnic with hot dogs, chips & bottled water for all participants (courtesy of Texas RoadhouseFrito Lay & Aqua Systems).

Hunger Hike once again successfully brought much needed attention & funds to the battle against malnutrition, food insecurity & hunger.


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Runners Needed To Fight Hunger – HH5K Run


Be a part of the annual Hunger Hike 5K Run
Race to Feed the Hungry

| HH5K Run | Saturday, September 16 | Celery Bog Nature Area | 9 a.m. |


Hunger Hike also offers an opportunity for runners to be a part of the fight against hunger — the HH5K Run — one day prior to Hunger Hike (traditional 3K Walk). The HH5K Run is open to runners of all ages and abilities who share a common goal: Fighting Hunger!


Register Today, click HERE

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The HH5K Run will convene in Celery Bog Nature Area. The course is mostly flat and paved and allows participants to run on a scenic route through West Lafayette including the Celery Bog in early autumn.

Advanced Registration (only $30) is encouraged. The purpose of the HH5K Run is to use physical exercise to draw attention to and provide funds for “Feeding the Hungry.” All HH5K proceeds directly support the Lafayette Urban Ministry food assistance programs including the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry; Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.; and St. Thomas Aquinas’ Haitian Ministry including the Haiti Water Purification Project. It’s an opportunity to support these outstanding local organizations while enjoying a serious 5K event.


For more information and to view the HH5K Run route map, click HERE.


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Hunger Hike – Start Fundraising Today – www.hungerhike.org


Hunger Hike is only 17 days away. Now would be a perfect time to create a Team for your church or organization — and begin raising money for Hunger Hike. This year is our 25th anniversary, so we hope you’ll want to be a part of it. Go to www.hungerhike.org for more information.

Thanks in advance for your support of Hunger Hike. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email hungerhike@lumserve.org  or call  765-423-2691 . Join us in the Fight Against Hunger locally, regionally & globally.


| Hunger Hike | Sunday, September 17 | Riehle Plaza | 2 p.m. |


For more information on how you can begin fundraising for Hunger Hike see below or go to our website — www.hungerhike.org.


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Honorary Co-chairs Kick Off Hunger Hike


This year’s Honorary Co-chairs kicked off the 25 annual Hunger Hike at a special event last week. This year’s co-chairs are Purdue coaches Sharon Versyp (women’s basketball) & Dave Kucik (rowing & crew). They both spoke passionately about the 25th annual Hunger Hike and how important it is to come together as a community to Fight Hunger.
They also put out a challenge to the entire community to start fundraising now and to beat last year’s Hunger Hike total of $114,000. Representatives from the three sponsoring organizations— Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & St. Thomas Aquinas Center—also offered remarks and shared how important this fundraiser is to addressing the needs in our community and abroad.
At the end of the event, the Diamond & Gold Level Event Sponsors were thanked and acknowledged. The Diamond Level event sponsor is the Lafayette Life Foundation; and the Gold Level sponsors are Cook Medical, The Kroger Co. ( Pay Less Super Market) & Walmart/Sam’s Club. Please join us in thanking all of our corporate donors and support them if you have the opportunity. To see a list of our 2017 Hunger Hike Sponsors (so far), click HERE.
For more information on how you can begin fundraising for Hunger Hike see below or go to our website — www.hungerhike.org.

 


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