MIAMI LAKES, Fla., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuse Science, Inc. (DROP), (www.fusescience.com) a consumer products and delivery technology company that is developing new, patent-pending technologies poised to redefine how consumers receive energy, medicines, vitamins and minerals is pleased to announce their inclusion as a sponsor for "Zoe Goes Running", a mission by world-class runner Zoe Romano to bring awareness and funding to the World Pediatric Project ("WPP"), an international humanitarian organization that provides access to surgical and diagnostic medical care for children in Central America and the Caribbean.
In 2011, Zoe Romano joined an elite group of athletes who took on the challenge of running across the USA. She became the first woman to complete this mission unsupported, hauling 70 lbs. of gear in a jogging stroller and running 30 miles a day for four months.
This summer, Zoe's not joining an elite group. She's raising the bar, tackling something no man or woman has ever accomplished.
She's going to RUN the route of the Tour de France. Not only is the Tour de France a race designed for cyclists, but they also don't allow women to compete. Zoe is setting out to prove that anything is possible, and she's going to do it all without the help of wheels or performance-enhancing drugs.
Why would she do this? Zoe believes each and every human is capable of achieving extraordinary things, and of using their passions to help change the world. She champions athletics as a firm platform for fostering this philosophy from childhood to adulthood. Zoe has teamed up with the WPP, and together with a filmmaker documenting her journey, she hopes to raise significant funds and awareness to benefit the WPP and the thousands of children who will benefit from its services in the coming years.
"Zoe represents more than just being a great athlete. She truly exemplifies what it means to be Powered By Fuse®," said Rubin Hanan President and COO of Fuse Science. "She is attempting something that has never been done before. EnerJel™, for muscle fatigue and recover, and ElectroFuse® to enhance hydration have become a critical part of Zoe's training. This year is the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France, where women are not allowed to ride. With all the controversy over the past few years, Zoe wants to accomplish this event on foot, but all-naturally. We are so proud to be part of this journey with Zoe and to raise awareness for the World Pediatric Project."
What lies ahead for her is 2,000+ miles along a scenic but grueling course. In addition to the staggering mileage, she will conquer elevation changes equivalent to three and a half Mount Everest climbs. She'll start five weeks ahead of the peloton, finishing the day before them in Paris. To accomplish this task in eight weeks, Zoe will run an average of 30 miles/day.
Zoe and her organization's goal, is to raise $100,000 for the which in turn will support the mobilization of at least four pediatric surgery teams who will provide surgery or diagnostic evaluation services for an estimated 350 children in the coming year. These are children who otherwise would lack access to the same care we are so blessed to take for granted in the United States and other industrialized countries.
To donate to the "Zoe Goes Running" For World Pediatric Project, go to: www.zoegoesrunning.com.
"Zoe Goes Running" Key 2013 Dates
Saturday, May 18 – Zoe starts running in Nice
Saturday, June 29 – Le Tour de France Grands Departs in Corsica
Saturday, July 20 – Zoe finishes in Paris
Sunday, July 21 – Tour champion and peloton finishes in Paris
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Founded in 1995, Zoes Kitchen is a fast-casual restaurant that delivers goodness from the inside out by creating homemade Mediterranean-inspired food designed to help you celebrate life with family and friends. Zoes Kitchen offers authentic, better-for-you dishes that are hand-prepared daily with wholesome, close-to-the-garden ingredients and a side of Southern hospitality. Dedicated to delivering delicious, fresh and convenient in-store and takeout meal solutions, Zoes Kitchen allows families to get out of the kitchen and enjoy more time together. All Zoes Kitchen recipes are made using good, honest ingredients that are chemical-free and sourced locally when possible, as well as fresh, never frozen poultry – and it's no secret that Zoes never uses fryers or microwaves when preparing its meals. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes are also available. Zoes Kitchen is a proud sponsor of Zoe Romano, the first female to run solo across the U.S. and the first person to attempt running the route of the Tour de France summer 2013, delivering goodness to others by raising funds for the World Pediatric Project (WPP). Zoes Kitchen has 82 locations in 12 states across the U.S. For more information, please visit www.zoeskitchen.com, www.facebook.com/ZoesKitchen or twitter.com/ZoesKitchen.
Health Warrior was created after its founders, all former Div 1 NCAA Athletes, read the best-selling book Born to Run, which tells the remarkable story of the Tarahumara Indian ultra-endurance athletes (famous for running hundreds miles barefoot—using the mighty Chia Seed to fuel their runs). Health Warrior Chia Bars are the only wellness bar on the market boasting Chia Seeds as their #1 ingredient, with 1000 mg Omega-3s, 16% DV of fiber and just 5g of sugar. After a national launch with Whole Foods Market in 2012, Health Warrior products are now available in thousands of locations across the country. For more info visit www.healthwarrior.com.
About Zoe Romano
Zoe Romano is a runner and writer based out of Richmond, VA. In 2011 she ran 2,867 miles across the US, alone, becoming the first female to ever complete such a trek sans support vehicle and raising over $15,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. She has spoken at various youth-based events, been a guest of sports podcasts and radio shows, and is eager to hit the road again. Zoe first fell in love with running while a student at the University of Richmond, from where she graduated magna cum laude in 2009 with degrees in Spanish and International Studies. She is currently a freelance writer and Spanish tutor in Richmond, VA.
About World Pediatric Project
The World Pediatric Project was founded in 2001 as International Hospital for Children, with the mission to link worldwide pediatric surgical, diagnostic and preventative resources to heal critically ill children in developing countries. The WPP's mission is to heal critically ill children and build indigenous healthcare capacity in developing nations. They accomplish this through effective programs which heal children today while building and implementing programs to heal the children of tomorrow. The organization's goal is to ensure that every child, regardless of geography, will have access to quality, critical care so that they can live full and productive lives. For more information: www.worldpediatricproject.org.
About Fuse Science, Inc.
Fuse Science, Inc. (DROP), is an innovative consumer products and delivery technology company based in Miami Lakes, Florida. Fuse Science holds the rights to new, patent-pending technologies poised to redefine how consumers receive energy, medicines, vitamins and minerals. The Company maintains the rights to sublingual and transdermal delivery systems for bioactive agents that can now, for the first time, effectively encapsulate and charge many varying molecules in order to produce complete product formulations which can bypass the gastrointestinal tract and enter the blood stream directly - all in a concentrated "DROP" form that is simply applied under the tongue. The Fuse Science technology is designed to accelerate conveyance of medicines or nutrients relative to traditional pills and liquids and can enhance how consumers receive these products. Information about Fuse Science is available online at www.fusescience.com and www.poweredbyfuse.com or by calling 305-503-FUSE (3873).
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