SALT LAKE CITY
Feb. 14, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- One man will prove his love for children in need this Valentine's season by attempting to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.
USANA True Health Foundation
USANA Health Sciences'
(NYSE: USNA) charity, is proud to support marathon runner, adventure mountain climber and speaker
, which will benefit the
nonprofit organization in
Allsop's adventure will be tracked via GPS. For each leg of the marathon he completes, additional money will be raised for KidsCan. The journey begins
and proceeds as follows:
- Feb. 16 - Falkland Islands (Antarctic ecozone)
- Feb. 17 - Santiago, Chile ( South America)
- Feb. 18 - Los Angeles ( North America)
- Feb. 19 - London ( Europe)
- Feb. 20 - Casablanca, Morocco ( Africa)
- Feb. 23 - Hong Kong ( Asia)
- Feb. 24 - Auckland, New Zealand (Oceania)
"Partnering with the USANA True Health Foundation on this project is the perfect fit," Allsop said. "I've been taking USANA's products for a while now and have been quite astounded with the results. I believe in USANA's products, and I believe in the foundation's mission to help people in need, and that's exactly what KidsCan charity mission is all about."
KidsCan is an organization dedicated to supporting the physical and nutritional needs of disadvantaged
children. It aims to help children to reach their full life potential.
The USANA True Health Foundation donated
NZD to KidsCan during a celebration in
. The foundation will donate an additional
NZD for each one of the seven marathons Allsop completes. If all seven legs are completed, the foundation will donate another
NZD bonus — with a possible donation totaling
"Mike is a great role model," said USANA True Health Foundation President
. "His goals and values surrounding this project are very similar to the mission of the USANA True Health Foundation. We're proud to support Mike's philanthropic and physical efforts to help motivate and inspire disadvantaged children."
As part of Allsop's own philanthropic efforts he regularly visits high schools and colleges, talking to teenagers about goal-setting and achieving their own dreams.