I'm excited to be running 10km in the Calgary Run for Water Race to raise money for the organization, RUN FOR WATER.
Calgary Run for Water is a non-profit organization that raises money for clean water projects in Ethiopia. For the 5th year, the Run for Water will feature a 10k Run, and 5k Walk/Jog/Run, as well as a 500m event for kids 5 years and under.
The average person in North America is only 5 seconds away from clean water...the average person in Ethiopia is a 5 hour walk away from water. This shouldn't be. BUT YOU CAN CHANGE THIS.
Money raised by donating and fundraising goes to providing clean water, which means that Ethiopian families no longer have to go on daily journeys just to access contaminated water. With access to safe, clean drinking water, kids in the village can go to school, mothers can start businesses, fathers can water their crops, and lives are no longer lost to waterborne diseases.
I am hoping to raise $1000 for Run for Water. Please consider helping out and supporting :)
You can also learn more about the initiative here: https://www.runforwater.ca/learn