We did it!!
June 04, 2016
Nathan Dewey wrote -
Water is essential for human life.
It is the center of economic and social development and vital to maintain health, grow food, generate energy, manage the environment, and create jobs. Clean drinking water and sanitation are essential to the realization of all human rights. When people do not have access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation, the impact on the population is devastating, leading to a global crisis. Nearly 2 billion people around the world drink unsafe water daily.
We have the opportunity to do something about this crisis. On June 3rd-5th I will be attempting to run 140.6 miles in a race called El Diablo. During this run I will have access to clean cold water almost every 6 miles. I will drink my fill, cool off in it, and essentially take for granted the water I consume. I will participate in this journey by choice while many around the world are required to journey for their water needed for survival. Participating in a race of this magnitude is a selfish thing to do. Selfish because of the hours spent training, a whole weekend spent at the event, and days of recovery after. All for what? To say that I did it?
What if my run was not only a physical challenge but a moral/social challenge? Maybe my run can bring awareness to a fixable problem that most of us are ignoring?
Would you join with me in raising funds for Water Mission by sponsoring my run?
My goal of $14,060 will help around 500 people have the gift of safe water, for life!
$140 (one dollar per mile) gives 5 people safe water for life
$1,400 (ten dollars per mile) give 50 people safe water for life
It's a huge goal, but so is running 140 miles. Just like my race, every step and every gift moves us closer to the goal, no matter how small!
Maybe you could raise funds as well! Think of a challenge for yourself and on the weekend of June 3-5 complete it. Maybe it’s running 14 miles, walking for 1 hour 40 minutes, reading 14 books; anything really! Share your challenge with others and gather their support. Let me know your plan and I can invite you join my team so you'll be able to use my fundrasing platform. Join me providing others with clean water. I’m really excited to hear the ideas you come up with!
Thank you so much for your interest in my crazy run but more so for caring about the world water crises and doing something about it.