Get behind run to fight hunger

Published 9:15 am Wednesday, July 9, 2014

We commend an Austin chiropractor for running toward an impressive goal to fight hunger.

Kelly Nesvold, owner of Wellness 1st Chiropractic in Austin, is training to run 100 miles to raise $25,000 to buy 100,000 meals for children in a project he’s calling 100M4HUNGER.

For starters, running 100 miles over Oct. 11 and 12 would be an impressive feat. Many of us can remember grumbling about running a mile in physical education classes in elementary school.

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But what’s even better is that he’s doing it for a good cause, and the community is already behind him.

Along with the physical feat, Nesvold’s run will raise money for hunger and increase community awareness about hunger issues. Plus, it sets a positive example that almost any passion can be put to a good cause.

It’s already bringing the community together. Cornerstone Church is behind the push, as is Hormel Foods Corp.’s REV wraps line.

Donations on Nesvold’s website,, have tripled in a week. He’d raised $575 in donations as of last Thursday. This morning, the total was up to $1,830.

The money will go directly to Convoy of Hope, a faith-based nonprofit that does disaster relief, inner city work and children’s hunger initiatives, which feed more than 145,000 children in 11 countries.

We urge people to consider supporting 100M4HUNGER. It’s a good cause that makes Austin proud.