Collective Soul and Special Guest Sam Moore Take Part in the Dow Live Earth Run for Water Chicago
Multi-platinum selling recording artists Collective Soul, who recently released a self-titled CD, “Collective Soul” and are touring in support of the album and their hit single “You,” and special guest the legendary Sam Moore, the GRAMMY-winning, multi-platinum Rock & Roll Hall of Fame “Soul Man” who served as the inspiration for “The Blues Brothers,” performed live at the Live Earth Run for Water Chicago event on April 18th!
The Dow Live Earth Run For Water is the largest worldwide water initiative on record to help combat the global water crisis, and consists of 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.
“I’m a long-time environmental advocate and believe strongly that it is our duty as a society and as individuals to preserve our planet and its resources,” said Dean Rolland from Collective Soul. “The global water crisis is an environmental issue that affects nearly one billion people, and the Chicago community can help raise awareness and money to help address it.”
People in Chicago can register for the Dow Live Earth Run for Water run/walk today via The Active Network at http://liveearth.org/chicago.
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"I am honored to have been asked to lend my talent to an event that is striving to bring clean, safe drinking water to the women and children of the world, many of whom have to walk a mile or two each way or more daily to a water station just to keep themselves and their families alive,” said Sam Moore. "I love Chicago, it's one of my favorite cities, my wife's a home girl and we're both hoping our friends and family who are here together with every fan of mine, fans of ‘The Blues Brothers’ and Sam & Dave turn out for the walk on April 18, so we can make a real difference and change lives for the better for so many."
Funds raised from the event will benefit Global Water Challenge (GWC), a coalition of non profit organizations working to bring clean, safe drinking water to millions of people worldwide. This includes innovative projects that provide clean drinking water to communities in Haiti, Central America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. GWC has invested in previous projects with donations going towards improving access to water in schools and supporting local entrepreneurs who provide market-based solutions.
The Chicago Dow Live Earth Run for Water event was held in Montrose Harbor at 4400 N. Lake Shore Drive, near downtown Chicago. The 6km course will take participants down the scenic shore of Lake Michigan. Starting time for the run was 10 a.m. Participants will receive a free online ActiveTrainer plan to help them prepare for the event. A portion of all registration fees for the events will go directly to Global Water Challenge.
The Dow Live Earth Run for Water took place in more than 100 cities across 50 countries around the world on April 18, 2010, to raise awareness and funds to help solve the global water crisis. Melissa Etheridge, Rob Thomas, Pete Wentz, Angelique Kidjo, Alexandra Cousteau, and Jenny Fletcher have already been announced to support events on April 18.
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