Campus Rec Center employee plans 500-mile run for hunger

Joe Henry is planning to run 500 miles to raise $100 for the United Nations World Food Program.

Joe Henry, the weight-room manager of UAB's Campus Recreation Center, is running 500 miles to the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, from Washington D.C., beginning Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. The 17-day run will take him to the sixth annual Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit at the University of Guelph. He will run an average 30 miles each day to raise $100,000 for the United Nations World Food Program and increase awareness about the UFWH organization. 

The School of Public Health is hosting a hunger banquet to kick off his fund-raising 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 in Ryals Public Health Building Room 107. The event is free and open to the public.  Cash donations are welcome, and Hunger 500 T-shirts will also be on sale to benefit the World Food Program.