The Roots, John Legend, and Alexandra Cousteau at the Live Earth Run for Water New York
The eyes of the world focused on the global water crisis on April 18th as nearly 200 events took place in 80 countries to raise funds for and awareness of this critical issue. But only one concluded with a concert featuring two acts with a combined 8 GRAMMY awards -- the Live Earth Run for Water New York.
Before a mid-morning concert featuring The Roots and special guest John Legend in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, Run for Water participants lined up for an 8:30am start to the 6K run/walk. Six kilometers is symbolic of the average distance that many women and children must walk each day to get clean water.
(LEFT: Live Earth supporter and Blue Legacy founder Alexandra Cousteau addressed the crowd.. RIGHT: John Legend joins ?uesto and The Roots at the Live Earth Run for Water New York in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, on Sunday April 18th 2010.
While many enjoyed the music, others explored the Water Village, which featured informational and educational opportunities to learn more about the global water crisis and to donate to sponsoring non-profits, including Global Water Challenge.
All photos by Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images.
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