Fifteen hundred participants joined Whole Planet Foundation’s Power Your Purpose Virtual 5K to run, walk, bike or move for microcredit on June 27, 2020. Funds raised from this online event will fund more than 360 microcredit loans through Whole Planet Foundation, creating 1,900 opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs and their family members to change their own lives through entrepreneurship.
This online event kicked off with a warm up led by Heart Rate Social and featured Instagram Live sessions with Pukka Tea and ORGANIC INDIA discussing active lifestyle topics and tips. Hope for Haiti took us on a virtual trip to Haiti to experience their work in healthcare and economic opportunity. Vital Farms provided ambiance for an afternoon cool down session followed by Joaquin Avellan of Dos Luna Artisan Cheese, who took us through a tasty arepas demo. Additional recipes from our partners are still available via our blog posts. As a thank you for supporting our online event, participants received various online discount codes from our generous event sponsors.
Special thanks to event sponsors including Brooksource and Heart Rate Social, Gold Sponsor Hiball Energy, Silver Sponsor FlexPrint, Medal Sponsor Truff, Media Sponsor Austin Fit Magazine, Bronze Sponsors Brazi Bites, Freestyle Language Center, Jessica’s Natural Foods, PACT, Shoes for Crews and Urban Betty, and Copper Sponsors Cedar’s Foods, Claire Sommers Buck Jewelry, Global CommUnity, Kettle & Fire, Lucid Routes Luxury Travel and The Home Selling Pro Team. Virtual 5K honorees included Ten Thousand Dollar Fund members Bragg, Divina (Foodmatch), Evolve, Guayaki, Mad Hippie, Nuun Hydration, ORGANIC INDIA, Primal Kitchen, Pukka Tea, The Seaweed Bath Co., Truff, and Vital Farms. Each brand will donate $10,000 this year to fund microloans for entrepreneurs around the globe living in poverty. Whole Planet Foundation greatly appreciates the generous support of these outstanding partners that help make this event a success and our work possible.