Walk For Water: Parkview
Join community members from across the Chicago area for a Living Water International Walk for Water.
When: Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: 2.5 mile route starts and ends at Parkview Community Church, 764 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.
Who: Any and all who want to bring clean water to the nearly one billion people who are thirsty.
Why: More than 783 million people in the world go without clean water. This resource is tremendously scarce in Central America, where the average person walks 4 miles each day to retrieve water that in most cases is not clean or potable.
What will your donation do? Just $100 can provide a family with water for a generation, while $5,000 will build a well in Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador or Honduras.
Event Details: Walk on your own, with a friend or the entire family. Registration is $20 per person. Children under 12 are free. Register online at http://water.cc/chicagolandwalkforwater. Participants are encouraged to raise $50 or more from friends and neighbors. Fundraisers can bring donations to the event or set up a participant page through this site - FirstGiving.com. Walkers will fill and transport their own water containers for the last mile. Bring your own gallon jug or bucket to represent the Jerry Cans (water containers) most commonly used to transport water in the developing world. Following the walk, participants are invited to an awards ceremony, luncheon and entertainment.