A stroll with friends and family on Sunday, April 10 can help save lives continents away.
The Walk for Clean Water, held at Hershey High School from 1:00-3:00 pm, is one of many student-run efforts to aid the 663 million people worldwide without access to clean or safe water. Lack of clean water leads not only to serious illness and possible death, but also hinders children from getting an education and women from supporting their families.
Key Club has partnered with The Thirst Project to help build a well in a remote village in Swaziland. This well will give the people of the village clean water for the rest of their lives. All money collected from the walk will be donated to The Thirst Project; the Key Club hopes to raise $12,000 from registration fees and donations.
Hershey High School’s Key Club is organizing the 3.75 mile course with help from sponsors such as The Hershey-Hummelstown Kiwanis, Endodontics Associates, The Hershey Company, The Hummelstown Sun, Sicher Family Dentistry, The Rotary Club, Hershey Community Youth Alliance, The Hershey Medical Center, Mike Leonard’s Plumbing, U Gro, and other local businesses. Additionally, the Hershey Volunteer Fire Department is bringing a fire truck to the event.
To register or learn more about the event, visit www.walk4cleanwater.com. Registration costs $20 for any person over the age of five, and is free for any child five years or younger.