Hello, everybody! As some of you may know, on July 22nd I will be running the Chicago Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon. I decided to dedicated this run towards the effort to raise money for the organization water.org, which helps to provide safe drinking water and sanitation to areas that are in desperate need of these necessities.
At any given time, half of the world's hospital beds are occupied by patients suffering from diseases associated with lack of access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation, or poor hygiene. More people die each year from unsafe water than from wars. Lack of safe water and sanitation impacts a family's health, keeps children from getting an education, and traps millions in a cycle of poverty.
My goal amount to raise by race day is $500. Any amount, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated and needed. Thank you very much, and God bless.