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On the fast track - Alumni Profiles
December 2013 Issue
It was the last race of the 2012 season. Confetti was streaming through the air. And Jim Dau was standing on the stage in Victory Lane with NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon and his team. As director of media relations for the AARP, one of Gordon’s sponsors, Dau (BBA ’97) spends four or five weekends a year next to a track watching the four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion race and spreading the word about the Drive to End Hunger, a national effort led by the AARP Foundation to combat hunger among Americans 50 and over. Using trivia games, tablet computers and other techniques to engage fans, Dau’s crew illustrates just how many older Americans—9 million—have trouble putting food on the table. The goal is to raise resources to fix the problem in the short term—to deliver meals to those in need—and in the long term, to nurture solutions to improve access to nutritious meals with local food systems. “Few people realize how …
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