Can you imagine walking 3.7 miles every day to get water for your family? That’s what people in the developing world – mostly women and young girls walk daily every day. The water they get is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases.
Could you imagine life without a source of clean water for your family? Could you imagine your 5 year old daughter fetching water like Cheru does in this video?
That video brought tears to my eyes. I can’t imagine my kids drinking that water. Can you?
You can make a difference with the World Vision Global 6K for Water on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Over 40,000 people around the world will be walking or running the distance most women travel for water daily in an effort to make a difference for families in the developing world.
Participate in World Vision Global 6K for Water.
- Become a Global 6K Host Site: Register to be a host site with your church, school, community center, neighborhood, or run club. World Vision will equip you with marketing materials, race day signage, and staff support. It’s free to become a host site.
- Join a host site near you. You are welcome to join a host site near you, there are several in Ohio already including Independence and Canton, Ohio.
- Start a Global 6K VIRTUAL Team: Virtual Teams are perfect for friends and family who live far from each other. Even though you won’t be walking together, you will all be walking or running for the same purchase, to help the global effort of clean water for everyone.
How far is 6K?
If you don’t run races, it may be hard to imagine how far 6K is. 6K is 3.7 miles. What makes the World Vision Gloabl 6K for Water unique is that it can be done anywhere and at any pace. Walk around your neighborhood, in your mall, on a treadmill, at a park – anywhere.
1,000 kids under the age of 5 die every day.
1,000 kids under the age of 5 die from contaminated water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene. every. day.
If you cannot walk the World Vision 6K for Water, consider donating to the World Vision Clean Water project. Many people ‘turn coffee into clean water’ by setting aside their coffee money once a week to go toward their donation. Over the course of 1 year, this could add up to $250! World Vision is providing clean water to one new person every 10 seconds.
If you would like to make a long term investment into the life an at-risk child, consider sponsoring a child through World Vision. Your sponsorship can help a child with clean water through new or renovated wells, school fees and supplies, better education due to restored schools and teacher training, improved nutrition due to agricultural training, and healthcare clinics and immunizations.
Register World Vision Global 6K for Water
Register for the World Vision Global 6K for Water today with you family and friends. Walk with 40,000 others on Saturday, May 6, 2017. This is a practical way to teach your kids about compassion, generosity, and love. It is your way to make a difference.