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App that fights world hunger claims award

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Charity Miles, the free app that lets you run, walk or bike to feed the hungry, claimed its Webby Award. The Webbys are like the Oscars of the Internet.

In a ceremony last night Gene Gurkoff, the president of Charity Miles, picked up the award. The app lets your raise donations for the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the largest hunger relief organization. WFP is fighting hunger in over 70 countries including war zones in South Sudan, Syria and others.

With Charity Miles you can raise donations for WFP. These donations are paid for by corporate sponsors like Humana, Lifeway Foods, Timex, and Johnson & Johnson. You only need to run, walk or bike. You can also post your results to twitter and facebook. This makes you a type of ambassador against hunger.

Feeding America also benefits from Charity Miles. There are hundreds of food banks and pantries throughout the country that are members of the Feeding America network, fighting hunger at home.

There are 28 other charities involved too. Stand up to Cancer, the Wounded Warrior Project and Habitat for Humanity are among these. You just select which one you want to help at the start of each workout. It's very easy to use.

You can get started at www.charitymiles.org

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