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This May I’ll be walking in the World Vision Global 6K for Water organized by Team World Vision. As part of the team, we are passionate people who will walk, run, or race to help children get clean drinking water. The Team World Vision’s water projects and initiatives work in harmony with World Vision’s other work in areas of development, such as healthcare, education, food, and economic development. This approach helps to solve the root causes of poverty rather than providing temporary help. On May 6th, Team World Vision members will walk, run, or race a full 6K (3.7 miles) to illustrate the average distance that people in the developing world (often young girls and women) walk for water each day. This walk is often dangerous and the water is typically contaminated with life-threatening diseases. The urgency is real and the need is great, which is why this walk is important. There are four ways you can help now before the race.
Register for the 6K
To register, a fee of $50 supports these programs and secures your spot in the walk. You’ll also receive a World Vision Global 6K shirt, a race bib with a photo of a child in need of a sponsor, and a race medal. Join a local host site to walk with other Global 6K for Water participants near you.
Become a host site
Work together with your church, school, community center, team, or club to register as a host site (it’s free!) and spread the word. Set a goal of just ten people or even up to one hundred people! World Vision will help and equip you with all of the materials, signage, and race day support to ensure a successful outcome.
Create a virtual team
Invite your family and friends from across the country to join your team and participate. You can work together, even from far apart! You’ll each be walking or running from your own neighborhoods, but together you can increase your impact.
Do it from home
Walk or run the Global 6K for Water right at home on your block. You could even do it right from your home gym or on the treadmill at your local gym. Make it a family event and walk together after school with your kiddos (thank to donors, the registration fee for kids 15 and under is only $25).
Team World Vision was founded in 2006 and since then they have helped to raise $30 million for World Vision’s work around the world to support water programs in these developing areas. Walk with me this May and help to get your community involved. Be a part of bringing clean water to children who need it most.