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Lynette Nixon

Lynette Nixon
Lake Orion, MI United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Mar 16, 2016
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This is my second time running a 1/2 marathon.  I thought once would be enough.  But every time I take a drink of clean, filtered water I think of the Pokot women who have to walk for hours to gather water from a diseased, muddy waterhole.  I think of the children who can't go to school because they are sick from drinking dirty water.  I think of the village that struggles to survive.

Then I think of what I can do.  I can turn on the kitchen faucet and quench my thirst.  I can go to school every day to teach my students who can refill their water bottles at the drinking fountain in the hall.  I can run, and I can help the Pokot.  So I will run again, and not just because I love to run- yes, I do!- but also to hopefully make a difference.  

The first time I ran the half marathon, I probably made a bigger difference in my own life than in the lives of the Pokot.  But this time, I run solely for them.   This time I run with a purpose.  This time I run with HOPE- hope for clean water and hope for the  Pokot!  

What can you do?  You can provide hope and clean water by donating here!  

Lynette
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Team Kensington

Team Kensington

Amount Raised:

$400

 

80% Raised of $500 Goal