55,000 Taiwanese Complete 30 Hour Fasting in 24th Annual World Vision Famine Rally [Pictures]

( [email protected] ) Feb 06, 2013 04:04 AM EST

Over 55,000 people in Taiwan gathered in Kaohsiung, southern part of Taiwan, participating in a 30 consecutive hour fasting from solid food in order to physically experience the hunger that millions of children and adults face in impoverished nations around the world.

At the end of the event, over 97 percent of the participants completed the 30 hour fasting successfully. Their participation sends a message of love, perseverance, and hope to millions of people living in poverty and in seemingly hopelessness.

30 Hour Famine Hero Rally (World Vision Taiwan)

This campaign is part of World Vision Taiwan’s annual 30 Hour Famine Hero Rally, which this year marks the 24th anniversary. Those participated came from various places throughout Taiwan and gathered inside Kaohsiung National Auditorium from February 2 and 3, 2013.

Participants slept in the auditorium during the night, and in the morning there were light drizzles. ORTV founder Doris Brougham is shown playing her trumpet.(World Vision Taiwan)

Throughout the event, the World Vision Taiwan representatives performed and led in the group rallies. Many influential figures from the entertainment industry and political world participated. Next year’s 30 Hour Famine Hero Rally will be held on January 25 and 26 at the same location.

The fundraising goal for this year’s famine 30 humanitarian rescue efforts is NTD $4 billion dollars. The organizing committee invites all to donate and spread the principles and values of 30 hour famine, rescuing hungry children, in order to join in the fight to eradicating famine.

To donate: http://i-payment.worldvision.org.tw/html/tw/donate/12.htm

30 Hour Famine Hero Rally (World Vision Taiwan)