Grammy-Award Winning Singer-Songwriter Estelle Takes Part in the Dow Live Earth Run for Water Minneapolis
Live Earth, organizer of the Dow Live Earth Run for Water, and Life Time Fitness (NYSE: LTM), race director for the Minneapolis event, today announced multi-platinum singer-songwriter, Estelle, will perform live at the Minneapolis event. 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.
“I’m thrilled to be taking part in the Minneapolis Dow Live Earth Run for Water event, which is helping to raise funds and awareness for global water crisis,” said Estelle. “As a musician, I’m honored to be using my time and talents for a cause that will help bring safe water to the nearly one billion people who don’t have access to it.”
The events took place in 100 cities across 50 countries around the world on April 18, 2010 to raise awareness and funds to help solve the global water crisis. Rob Thomas, Melissa Etheridge, Pete Wentz, Collective Soul, Angelique Kidjo, Alexandra Cousteau, Carl Lewis, Kara Goucher and Jenny Fletcher have already been announced to support events on April 18.
Funds raised from the events will benefit Global Water Challenge, 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 Minneapolis Dow Live Earth Run for Water event started at Thomas Beach at Lake Nokomis off of Lake Nokomis Parkway. The run/walk will go counter clock wise around the lake finishing back at Thomas Beach. A map of the route, as well as a turn-by-turn description can be found on the local event Web site at http://minneapolis.liveearthevents.net/.
"The water crisis is a global one and we all have a responsibility to help identify solution,” said Life Time Fitness Vice President of Athletic Events Dave Campbell. "Life Time is proud to be teaming up with Live Earth in support of the Dow Live Earth Run for Water and bring Minnesotans together with people from around the world to raise money and awareness for this very important cause.”
People in Minneapolis can register for the Dow Live Earth Run for Water run/walk today via The Active Network at http://liveearth.org/run. All 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.
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