2/10/2015 4:38:08 PM
On Saturday, March 21, 2015 Water Missions International will host the 9th annual Walk for Water to spread awareness about the global water crisis and to raise funds for people around the world who lack access to safe water. The walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Brittlebank Park at 0 Lockwood Boulevard in downtown Charleston. This is a new location for the event, previously held at Cannon Park for the last eight years.
The walk is a family-friendly event, and people of all ages are encouraged to form teams and raise funds to support Water Missions International. Adult registration is $20 with varying levels for students and youth. Children five and under are free. This year's theme is "No Running" with a purpose to slow down and remember the people who are affected by the global water crisis. For our friends around the world who lack the basic necessities that we often take for granted, we're asking you to partner with us as we slow down.
The 3.5-mile walk will take place in honor of the United Nation's World Water Day and is inspired by the distance that millions of women and children must walk each day to collect dirty drinking water, often from a contaminated source. Walkers are encouraged to start the event carrying an empty bucket, fill it with water at the halfway point, and carry it to the finish.
"Walkers are building teams, setting fundraising goals, and encouraging those who cannot participate to give to their online campaigns." said Kyle Whitcroft, Special Events Coordinator at Water Missions International. "Our sponsors, along with organizations and individual fundraisers are really going all out in support of our fundraising goal of $250,000 to serve communities around the world."
To register, or to find out more about how you can help transform the lives of thousands of people around the world, visit www.watermissions.org/walk.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for Water Missions International's 2015 Walk for Water, contact Nicole Hess at or by phone at (843) 769-7395 x237.