global 6K for WATER
Calling all RUNNERS, walkers, rollers + strollers! LC has partnered with World Vision's Global #6KforWater on May 21st! Join us + thousands around the world on this one day to bring awareness to the global water crisis + poverty around the world. Every $50 registration fee equips one person in need with lasting access to clean water through World Vision projects.
PARTY IN THE PARK
Join us for this family event at Victory Park in Pickerington! Walk/run or support our racers, and enjoy the food trucks, water activities, inflatables, etc… all for a great cause! The 6K kicks off at 9a, and the event runs 9a-11a.
every step you take is one they dont have to
Clean water is critical to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other deadly diseases. Without clean water, children and families cannot wash their hands and adequately protect themselves from COVID and other deadly waterborne diseases. Access to clean water is also essential for protecting healthcare workers on the frontlines of responding to COVID-19. Living through the pandemic gives us all a renewed perspective on how critical access to clean water is. World Vision is focused on providing clean water and hygiene to every man, woman, and child in every community World Vision works in, including the most vulnerable populations in the hardest-to-reach places. Every 10 seconds, World Vision provides clean water to one new person. By registering for the Global 6K for Water, you are helping build a world where everyone has access to clean water to keep them safe and healthy!
Stats on Clean Water
Three billion people are in need of basic water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, including handwashing facilities, which are so critical in preventing the spread of disease.
More than 800 children under age 5 die every day from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene.
The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacts women because 7 out of 10 front-line health care workers are women and there is evidence of increased violence to women during epidemics (WHO).
Women and children are responsible for water collection in more than 80 percent of households in 61 developing countries; often, the walk is dangerous, children miss school, and the water is unhealthy.
To look back at World Vision’s progress, in the early 1990s, they were reaching an estimated 200,000 people per year and were in just a select number of countries including Ghana, Mali, and Niger. Today, they reach an estimated 4 million people a year, reaching one new person with clean water every 10 seconds and reaching three more schools every day with clean water. In 2018 alone, World Vision provided access to clean water to 4 million people.