The Roots with Special Guest John Legend Performed Live at the Dow Live Earth Run for Water New York on April 18th
Register to Run/Walk Now at www.liveearth.org/newyork to See The Roots with Special Guest John Legend Perform Live in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.
Live Earth, organizer of the Dow Live Earth Run for Water, today announced two-time GRAMMY Award-winners The Roots with Special Guest six-time GRAMMY Award-winner John Legend will perform live at the New York event. 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.
“We are thrilled to be participating in this important event to bring clean, safe drinking water to the women and children around the world walking 6km every day to sustain their families,” said The Roots. “We encourage the New York community to come out on April 18th because together we can make a difference in the lives of so many.”
The New York Dow Live Earth Run for Water event was held at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. The 6km run/walk course will take participants around the picturesque parameter of the Prospect Park. Start time for the run/walk is 8:00 a.m. and concert performance will begin at 10:00 a.m. You must register at www.liveearth.org/newyork to participate in the run/walk and gain access to the live performance.
“As an alumnus of the Live Earth concerts in 2007, I am proud to take part in another global event aimed at identifying solutions for critical environmental issues, such as the global water crisis,” said John Legend. “I believe music has the power to bring people together in pursuit of common goals, and in this case that is raising awareness and money to help solve the global water crisis.”
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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.
“Live Earth is honoured to have The Roots and John Legend as part of this global movement to help raise awareness for the global water crisis,” said Kevin Wall, Founder of Live Earth. “Through the commitment of these artists, we are able to connect with a wider audience on this important issue and ultimately encourage them to participate in this movement to bring clean, safe, drinking water to the nearl
y one billion people on this planet in need.”
The events 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. Alexandra Cousteau, Collective Soul, Estelle, Melissa Etheridge, Jenny Fletcher, Kara Goucher, Carl Lewis, Sam Moore, Rob Thomas, and Pete Wentz have already been announced to support events on April 18.