The largest worldwide water initiative on record to help combat the global water crisis, the Dow Live Earth Run for Water is a series of 6km run/walks (the average distance many women and children walk every day to get water), culminating with water education villages and live musical performances. The events will take place in 100 cities in 50 countries--all simultaneously on Sunday, April 18, 2010.
"I'm looking forward to this event and helping bring attention to the global water crisis," said Bentley. "The run/walks that are happening on the same day across the world are a great reminder that we are all connected and that we are all responsible for helping each other. I've always loved playing in Minneapolis…lots of country music fans there, and I'm excited to be part of this historic event."Additional support to raise awareness and funds to help solve the global water crisis has been announced by Rob Thomas, Melissa Etheridge, Pete Wentz, Angelique Kidjo, Alexandra Cousteau, Carl Lewis, Kara Goucher and Jenny Fletcher.
Funds raised through the Dow Live Earth Run for Water will benefit Global Water Challenge in its efforts to bring safe drinking water to millions of people around the world.
"The money raised from these events will help thousands of people in the developing world get access to clean drinking water. We look forward to investing these funds and impacting lives," said Paul Faeth, President of Global Water Challenge.
For more information about the Dow Live Earth Run for Water visit liveearth.org.
This is just like Dierks and his caring heart to participate in something that will help the environment. I wonder how the President of Global Water Challenge will react to Dierks singing Feel That Fire on stage? Or should he cover Brad Paisley's "Water" instead?