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Doctors diagnosed Rick Friesen with cardiomyopathy 11 years ago. Friesen not only recovered, he started cycling and went on to ride 41,000 miles across America. He does it to raise money for MANNA Worldwide.

Through MANNA Worldwide, Friesen helps provide food and nutrition to children all over Africa. On Memorial Day he and a team will travel to Tanzania, East Africa.

Food is purchased in local markets to support community economics and maintain culturally normative diets.

Ninety percent of donations to MANNA Worldwide go directly to projects. The organization not only accepts contributions from corporations, individuals and churches, they invite people do travel with them on one of their 70+ center visits each year.

Their commitment of MANNA Worldwide is to care for children regardless of their gender, nationality or religion. Friesen says MANNA Worldwide strives for long-term partnership with children, following and caring for them from preschool to high school, ensuring their success.

For more information or to get involved, visit their website and watch Frisen’s interview with FOX 4’s Loren Halifax.

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1 Comment

  • Ben B.

    Just want to say, Rick is a great man. I grew up with him in my life and he even did my wedding! I know that he is putting his entire life into this right now and if he feels called to do this with MANNA then he is going to do a great job. They will need our help and donations in order to help them out though! God Bless you Rick!