As many of you know, I run, and I dive. Or I dive, and I run. Which ever order that goes in. Point is, I'm outside, both above and below the water line, enjoying all that is beautiful to watch.
In my 20 years of diving the globe, things have changed. Coral reefs have suffered, fish populations have dwindled. Especially the sharks. Where there used to be sharks on most of my dives, I hardly see any more. #ProjectAware is trying to combat this, and in 2020 I will run both the Chicago and NYC Marathon campaigns in their honor.
As a time qualifier for Chicago, I do not have a fundraising minimum, but if anyone has a charity budget, I would appreciate anything you have available. The reefs and fish thank you as well. Below is more information from #TeamOcean:
Share the underwater impacts of pollution through data collection and reporting to influence policy
Reduce the amount of pollution in the ocean
Save marine life from the detrimental impacts of pollution
Pollution is the one of the overarching stressors currently impacting the health of our ocean and it affects us all. Marine debris is currently one of the biggest sources of pollution and it’s believed that over 800 different species have been impacted by marine debris through ingestion or entanglement!
To tackle the issue we are working at a national, multinational and international level in order to:
Your involvement is critical to success for our ocean. Please help us raise $30,000 for strategic action to remove and report debris in areas most at risk.
Thank you for taking action to realize the vision of a clean and healthy ocean.