Powdered milk sure doesn't taste like Shatto, but in some parts of the world, taste can't come first. In the rural Mufindi region of Tanzania, where HIV-infection rates reach 40 percent, powdered milk is one of the many tools used to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus. Unfortunately, one week's supply of powdered milk can cost a family more than one month's income. Among many on the ground tackling this problem are Jenny Peck and Geoff Knight, two KU graduates who have lived in Tanzania for the better part of a decade working with mothers, families and orphans affected by HIV. Join them for the Mufindi Orphans 5K run/walk benefit
at 8:30 a.m. at the Kaw River levee in Lawrence (401 North Second Street, behind Johnny's Tavern). Registration is available from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. on the day of the race ($30). See sportkc.com
for more information.