Why Walk to World Water Day?
By participating in our virtual walkathon, you're not just raising awareness but also helping to raise essential funds to support families and communities without easy access to clean water. Your efforts can help:
Spare the Walk for Others: Your walk helps lessen the journey for many women and children who walk miles every day for this basic necessity.
Foster Healthier Communities: Your steps aid in establishing clean water sources, promoting overall health and preventing water-borne diseases.
Empower Communities: By reducing the time spent on fetching water, you are paving the way for more children to attend school and aspire for a better future.
End the water crisis for good!
How to Participate
Participation is easy and flexible! You can walk, run, jog, roll, bike - choose any form of movement that suits you. You have the freedom to complete your race at your own pace right up to the culmination of the walkathon on World Water Day!
We will also provide you with a Walkathon Toolkit that will give you everything you need to make your walk successful and impactful.
Your Walkathon Toolkit will include:
Guide to Setting Up Your Virtual Race: Step-by-step instructions to setup and personalize your race experience.
Tips for Fundraising Success: Strategies and ideas to help you raise funds effectively.
Social Media Graphics: Eye-catching graphics to help you spread the word and garner support.
Email, Social, and Texting Templates: Ready-to-use templates to rally support from friends, family, and community.
Race Preparation Checklist: Your comprehensive guide to a successful race, ensuring nothing is left to chance.
Printable Race Bib: Your badge of honor, showcasing your commitment to the cause.
Every participant who successfully raises $150 or more will be congratulated with a Blood:Water gift as token of appreciation for their remarkable race achievement!
There will also be a community leaderboard where participants' success will be shared with the whole community! Witness the incredible impact of those who have gone above and beyond in walking miles and raising funds. Can you walk to the top?
Ready to Walk to World Water Day and help end the walk for water? Together, we can make every drop count towards a world where everyone has access to clean and safe water.
Blood:Water partners with African organizations to end health disparities caused by the water and HIV/AIDS crises. Our mission is to bring life-changing assistance to communities in sub-Saharan Africa by empowering and funding local African-led organizations.
Did you know only 14% of funding from international donors goes to local organizations in Africa? Or that children in sub-Saharan Africa are 15 times more likely to die from waterborne illness and communicable disease before the age of 5 than children in other countries? We are fighting to end this.
That is why we continue to work toward the audacious goal of strengthening 19 partner organizations and directly reaching 686,000 people every eight years. With your help we can all share in the joy of ending the water and HIV/AIDS crises - with our partners and in this lifetime.
If you'd like to learn more about our mission you can visit us HERE.