Day 171: Banker cycles through Himalayas for charity

23 06 2010

A 35-year-old credit risk analyst named Reza Pakravan visited Madagascar over a year ago during a volunteer trip. That trip inspired him to raise money needed to build two new schools in south-east Madagascar. Earlier this year, Pakravan partnered with friend Marco Gustapane in a 10-day, self-supported cycling adventure, riding 620 miles across the Himalayas to raise the needed $42,000.

Their journey raised enough money to build the first school and enough to start building the second.

Pakravan said he is currently planning a large-scale expedition with a fundraising goal of $450,000. So many people think, “I’m just one person. I can’t make a difference.” Pakravan (and others like him) prove that one person can make a big difference.
 
More information on Pakravan’s fundraising efforts can be found on his website.

Today’s food journal:

Breakfast:
— Organic low fat vanilla yogurt with granola = 450 cal.

Lunch:
— Grilled cheese sandwich on whole wheat = 431
— 1/2 potato chips = 60
— Diet coke = 0

Dinner:
— Grilled chicken sandwich = 262
— Homemade potato salad = 358
— Iced tea = 0

Snack:
— Skinny Cow ice cream (2 cups) = 240

Life’s a journey. Enjoy the ride!

Thanks for visiting.

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