I was compensated by World Vision for my time in writing this post. All opinions are my own.
Hi friends! Switching things up today to tell you about a cause I’m passionate about. Almost a year ago I introduced you to World Vision in a conversation about child sponsorship. Since then, Steve and I have been sponsoring our own little boy: Andre, an eight year old from the Dem Republic of Congo (COG). When I learned about the World Vision Global 6K for Water, I immediately knew I wanted to participate. If not for just helping make sure that Andre has clean water, but to spread the word to make sure so many little boys and girls have access to clean water. Something I find that we take for granted far too often.
On May 6th, I will be walking/running for Shravani. She is 4 years old and lives in India. Shravani Chandreshakar lives with her parents and 1 sister. These kids are very real and I would love nothing more than for you to join me at the 6K so that you too can help provide clean water for a child in need!
What’s the significance of a 6K? You may not know, but people in the developing world – often women and young girls – walk the average distance of 6 kilometers (approximately 3.7 miles) for water each day. Not only can this wlak be dangerous, but the water is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases.
When can you help make a difference? On Saturday, May 6, 2017, people from around the globe will walk or run 6 kilometers to support World Vision’s water initiatives through the World Vision Global 6K for Water. The Global 6K for Water is organized by Team World Vision, a group of passionate people who run, walk, and race to help children get clean water. The water projects run in harmony with World Vision’s work in other key areas of development: health, education, food, and economic development. This approach tackles the root causes of poverty, enabling children to experience fullness of life.
Who else will be participating? Team World Vision was founded in 2006, and since then, they have helped more than 30,000 people cross finish lines to raise $30 million for World Vision’s work around the world.
How can I support this cause? If you sign up, your registration fee of $50 supports World Vision’s water programs. After registration, you will receive a World Vision Global 6K for Water t-shirt, a race bib with a photo of a child you can sponsor, and a race medal in the mail.
Is there only one way to get involved? No! There are several ways you can help!
- Become a host site: Work together with your church, school, community center or run club to register as a host site (it’s free!) and spread the word about how fun and easy it is to support clean water programs around the world! Whether your goal is 10 people or 100 people, World Vision will equip you with all the marketing materials, race day signage and staff support for a successful race day.
- Join a local host site: Walk or run with other Global 6K for Water participants at a host site near you. Start a virtual team: Invite your friends and family all around the country to join your “team” even though you will each be walking or running from your own neighborhoods on race day.
- Individual race: Walk or run the Global 6K for Water from your own front door – whether on a treadmill or around the neighborhood with your kids, you’ll be taking part in a global effort to support clean water! (Note: Thanks to our generous donors, the registration fee for kids (15 and under) is only $25 – a discount of 50%!)
Stay tuned for more information and updates on my training and progress, I look forward to sharing this wonderful experience with you!