Edwardsville Walks for Clean Water May 4th
(Thanks to Danielle Adair of Newsong Fellowship for providing this blog!)
On Saturday, May 4, 2019, Newsong Fellowship and Immanuel United Methodist Church will host a local site of the World Vision Global 6K for Water. More than 125 local participants are expected. This event is part of a global movement comprised of host sites throughout the United States as well as sites in more than 20 other countries (including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the U.K.). Participants will walk or run 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) for an extraordinary cause: bringing clean water to children and their families.
Six kilometers is the average distance people – usually women and girls – walk to fetch water for their families and homes in the developing world. Often the walk is dangerous, children miss school, and the water is dirty. Each day, nearly 1,000 children under age 5 die from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene—more than AIDS and malaria combined.
But thankfully, clean water frees children from deadly diseases, liberates women and children from a life spent gathering dirty water, and opens the door to education, a promising future, and a full life. Every $50 registration ($25 for youth) in the Global 6K for Water provides clean water to one person! Each participant will receive a t-shirt and a medal and will walk or run wearing a race bib featuring a unique photo of the child receiving clean water.
Today, nearly ninety percent of the global population has access to clean water, and we believe we can help bring clean water to everyone, in part through the Global 6K for Water.
The Edwardsville 6K for Water will be held at SIUe at 9 am on May 4th. We’d love for you to join us! Please visit tinyurl.com/eville6K to sign up, donate, or learn more.
Additionally, all are invited to Celebration Sunday on May 5 at Newsong Fellowship at 9:15 am or 11:00 am. We will enjoy orange doughnuts and learn about the impact of our event from a Team World Vision speaker.