This campaign closed on Dec 30, 2010 and $2,845.11 is being sent to the field.

Halloween Half

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$2,845

Raised
of $2,500 goal
  • est. 113 people will get clean water
  • 0 days left to donate
Mission Statement

On October 30th I'm going to be running a half-marathon. That's 13.1 miles. I don't think I've ever run that far in my life.

Every week, though, millions of women and their children walk more than 13.1 miles just to get water for their families--water that is often contaminated. I don't know about you, but I only have to walk into the kitchen to get clean drinking water. I'm running this 13.1 miles for those who don't have access to clean drinking water.

When we lived in Egypt we couldn't drink the tap water and it was inconvenient but we at least had enough money to buy bottled water. So many people in Africa don't have the resources to do that--I saw many people filling up water canisters straight from the Nile, which is polluted and full of Schistosoma, the parasite that causes Schistosomiasis. This disease is endemic to Egypt and approximately 70 other developing countries. According to wikipedia, "an estimated 600 million people worldwide are at risk from the disease."

My goal is to earn $2,500 for water. That's enough to fund half a well.

Because of charity: water's unique model, 100% of all donations go directly to water projects, and each donation is "proved" when projects are complete.

Help me reach my goal! Donate, tell your friends to donate, tell your friends to tell their friends to donate!

Thank you!

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Updates and Comments

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    Myrna Layton
    donated $20
    almost 10 years ago
    posting for Jeffrey Zavala
  • M
    Myrna Layton
    donated $20
    almost 10 years ago
    Posting for Cherise Jenkins
  • M
    Myrna Layton
    donated $20
    almost 10 years ago
    Posting for Kory Haws
  • L
    Myrna Layton
    donated $25
    almost 10 years ago
    Posting for Laura Swan
  • B
    Braxton Wilhelmsen
    donated $20
    almost 10 years ago
    These pretzels are makin me thirsty.
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $100.11
    almost 10 years ago
    Great idea. We love the people of Africa. Perry & Ellisa
  • M
    Matthew Law
    donated $20
    almost 10 years ago
    So Close!
  • A
    Andrew Heiss
    donated $4
    almost 10 years ago
    Back to an even number again…
  • C
    Crystal Slade
    donated $20
    almost 10 years ago
    Almost there! Yeah Nancy!!!!
  • M
    Mary Phillips
    donated $5
    almost 10 years ago
    Nancy, I am happy to support this good cause.

This campaign closed on Dec 30, 2010 and the money is being sent to the field. Still want to donate? You can give directly to charity: water.

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All donations made to Nancy’s campaign

74

donations

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Anonymous$700
Wally and Judy Breitenstein$200
Bret (and family) Alsop$150
Karen Heiss$131
Anonymous$100.11

Updates and Comments

  • M
    Myrna Layton
    donated $20
    almost 10 years ago
    posting for Jeffrey Zavala
  • M
    Myrna Layton
    donated $20
    almost 10 years ago
    Posting for Cherise Jenkins
  • M
    Myrna Layton
    donated $20
    almost 10 years ago
    Posting for Kory Haws
  • L
    Myrna Layton
    donated $25
    almost 10 years ago
    Posting for Laura Swan
  • B
    Braxton Wilhelmsen
    donated $20
    almost 10 years ago
    These pretzels are makin me thirsty.
  • A
    Anonymous
    donated $100.11
    almost 10 years ago
    Great idea. We love the people of Africa. Perry & Ellisa
  • M
    Matthew Law
    donated $20
    almost 10 years ago
    So Close!
  • A
    Andrew Heiss
    donated $4
    almost 10 years ago
    Back to an even number again…
  • C
    Crystal Slade
    donated $20
    almost 10 years ago
    Almost there! Yeah Nancy!!!!
  • M
    Mary Phillips
    donated $5
    almost 10 years ago
    Nancy, I am happy to support this good cause.

Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Your donation will help change that.