As a few of you know, I am headed to Cleveland in a few short weeks to compete in the Gay Games from August 9-14. I've been training and racing, with these events in mind, for well over a year. I'll be competing in the triathlon, road 10k race and the cycling time trial.
I've enjoyed competing in triathlons, yet they have challenged my views and work when it comes to social justice. Training and racing is inaccessible to most, due to the high cost of equipment, race fees and training time. I knew that I needed to find a way to create social change with my athletic self in a way that created the most impact for all.
Racing for Team Water.org is helping me to bring together all elements of who I am: an athlete, a leader and a philanthropist.
Imagine if you had to walk a few miles instead of a few feet for a glass of water. This is the reality for millions of women and girls. Collectively, women spend more than 200 million hours every day walking and collecting water for domestic use. When women gain access to water they are healthier and have more time for education, work and raising their families.
I know there are a lot of worthy charities out there. I’ve created my own fundraiser for Water.org because I believe safe water is necessary for life. The water crisis is something I feel I can help solve. I hope you agree by giving whatever amount you can to support my efforts.
For every $25 that I raise, Water.org can give someone access to safe water for life. Co-founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org has been helping people develop sustainable solutions for more than 20 years. Together, we can change lives with safe water.
I invite you to join us in saving lives. Please stand with me and Team Water.org both at the Gay Games and beyond. No gift is too small.
With deep respect and gratitude, K
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