Imagine this was your typical day
Upon waking, you flex your aching muscles and get ready for your morning walk to the closest water source to get a daily supply of water for your family. You may have to spend hours a day walking to get water, when you get to the watering hole you may have to chase away animals so you can get to the water's edge and fill the 20 liter jerry can. Once you get the 44 lbs of water home, then come the decisions of how to ration the it. Giving family members what they need to survive doesn't leave a lot left over for personal hygiene. This describes what women and children in Africa do on a daily basis in order to survive. This was everyday life for Mary, a wife and mother of three living in Kenya, but not anymore! You can read about the impact of a water tank funded by Blood:Water.
You have the opportunity to change the world of others, like Mary, by "walking a mile in another person's shoes" . Be a part of Southern Indiana's 2nd Annual Water:Walk. Your entry fee and participation will raise money and awareness of this serious crisis though a fun, experiential, simulated walk along the Ohio River, right here in our community. All proceeds from the walk go to Blood:Water.
The Second Annual Water:Walk takes place at the New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater, at the foot of Pearl Street & E. Main. You can choose either a 3K or 5K route. Bring an empty container with you and fill it with water, midway, then carry it with you for the remainder of the walk. The halfway point for both the 3K & 5K walk is the Ohio River boat ramp, there you will fill your empty container. Carrying the water-filled container for the remainder of the walk will give you a small insight to the reality that is faced by women and children in many parts of Africa daily....walking for water. Our symbolic walk here, in our community, can help to change the world of others.
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